What to do if you are worried that your child is showing symptoms of Covid:
If your child displays any of the following symptoms:
- a high temperature – as well as obtaining a measured temperature, this also 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 24 hours (if they usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
- a loss or change to their sense of smell or taste – this means they've noticed they cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal
- Most people with coronavirus have at least 1 of these symptoms.
What to do:
If they have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus:
- Get a test to check if they have coronavirus as soon as possible.
What to do if your child tests positive for Covid:
- Contact the school office on 01296 622264 or firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible to inform them that your child has tested positive. Your child should then self-isolate for 10 days as per government guidance.
- Close contacts of the person who has tested positive are advised to get their own PCR test as soon as possible.
- A person will only need to isolate if the PCR test is positive.
- You do not need to isolate whilst waiting for the test result unless you are showing symptoms of Covid.
- Contact the school office to notify us of the test results, including if the test is negative.
- If your child is well enough, their teacher will set remote learning for them to complete on Seesaw, our online learning platform
Guidance taken from https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms/