Statement from the UK Chief Medical Officers on schools and childcare reopening

Full statement can be found here

 

Symptoms of COVID-19

Current advice from NHS can be found here

 

Do not leave your home if you have coronavirus symptoms

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

 

Most people with coronavirus have at least one of these symptoms.

 

Guidance on self-isolation

For clear comprehensive government guidance of self-isolation please click here

 

Does my child have to return to school? 

Yes, attendance regulations have been reinstated by the DFE. Failure to ensure your child attends school may result in a fixed penalty notice. 

 

What do I do if my child is displaying any of the symptoms above? 

Do not send your child to school.

Get a test. It must be a PCR test not a lateral flow test. 

Stay at home until you get the results of your test. 

Further advice can be found here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms/

 

Can I still send my child to school if I or any other household member test positive? 

Only if your child is symptom free, has taken a PCR test and the test is negative.

Please note if over the age of 18, any household member who has not been double vaccinated will be required to self-isolate in the case of a positive household member. 

Contact school to notify them of the positive household case and the outcome of your child's test. 

Further advice can be found here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms/

 

Where can I get a test?

Tests can be booked online through the NHS testing and tracing for coronavirus website or by ringing 119 to order a test over the phone. 

 

What happens if my child starts to display symptoms in school?

Your child will be taken to our well ventilated medical room. 

You will be called to collect your child as soon as is possible.

You will be advised to get a PCR test for your child. 

Further advice can be found here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms/

 

For the full Parent's COVID-19 Guidance please see below: