Covid-19 Advice for Parents

What to do if your child, or anyone living with your child, has one or more of these corvid-19 symptoms:

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• A high temperature – This means they feel hot to touch on their chest or back.

• A new continuous cough – This means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in less than 24 hours.

• A loss or change to their sense of smell or taste – This means they can not smell or taste anything or things smell or taste different to normal.

If anybody living in your home has any of these symptoms, everyone in your household must self-isolate.

This means your child must not come to school and people should only leave the home to take or collect a Covid-19 test. You can find details of how to get a test online at gov.ukor by calling 119

Please call your child’s school to tell us about their absence. 

We may also be able to offer support to help your family self-isolate, including providing home learning for your child. In exceptional circumstances, we can also provide a test for your child.

Once you know the test results please tell your child’s school as soon as possible.

If the test is negative. 

This means your child does not have a confirmed case of Covad-19.

You, your child and your household can stop self-isolating. Please call the school to let us know and, if your child feels well, to arrange their return.

If the test is positive. 

This means your child has a confirmed case of Covad-19

Follow the instructions given to you when you received the test results, including calling the school.
We will call the Department for Education to inform them of the case and to gain their guidance.

Based on current advice, the school will ask pupils or staff who were part of your child’s bubble (or had close contact with them) to self-isolate for 14 days from the day they were last in close contact with the pupil or staff member.