Letter From Principal Regarding Covid-19 Symptoms
I hope you are all keeping well; we know that many of you have children in other schools having to self-isolate and understand that this can present many challenges when juggling the demands of work and other childcare/family needs as well. I thought it would be helpful to go back over what to do in the event of:
- Your child displaying symptoms in or out of school
- Someone else at home displaying symptoms
- Your child being in contact with someone who has tested positive
What should I do if my child shows symptoms of Covid?
- They must get a test
- They must self-isolate for 10 days OR until you have confirmation of a negative test result
- Even if the symptoms go, they must continue to self-isolate if a negative test result has not been received
- They can return to school after 10 days if symptoms have gone at the end of that time Please note, if a child displays symptoms in school, we will send them home to keep everyone else in school safe. We will not allow them to return until you confirm they have had a negative test result.
What should I do if someone else at home has symptoms of Covid?
- You must make sure everyone at home self-isolates as well for 14 days OR until you have confirmation of a negative test result for the person with symptoms
- Possible contacts are not required to self-isolate until the point that person has tested positive for Covid. However, you should take extra care to follow social distancing and hand washing advice in the interim period. What should I do if my child been in contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid?
- They must self-isolate for 14 days from the last day of contact (up to 48 hours prior to the person showing symptoms)
- They only need to get a test if they show symptoms. Even if they test negative, however, they must remain self-isolating for the full 14 days
- If your child does not have symptoms, no one else in your house needs to self-isolate with them
If your child does test positive for Covid, it is important that you let us know straight away so we can take all the necessary measures to keep everyone else safe. You can do this during the school day by phoning the school. Outside of the school day or at the weekend you can email us – email@example.com. You could also send a message via our Facebook page.
It is easy to forget that in many ways, school remains "normal" for students and staff. We are very proud of the work they are doing and we celebrate this via our social media accounts. If you are not following us on Facebook or Instagram I encourage you to do so and keep up to date with all of our good news, as well as keeping an eye out for any urgent messages.