Guidance if Someone is Unwell
Please be advised that the guidance below is taken from the latest government advice as of 12th January 2022.
- You must not send your child into school if they are displaying any symptoms of Covid 19, that is;
- a high temperature,
- a new persistent cough,
- loss of taste or smell or any change to your taste or smell
- If your child is displaying any of the above covid symptoms they are required to book a PCR Covid test and self-isolate immediately. It is important you notify us if your child is showing signs of illness as soon as possible as it may be necessary for us to inform individuals whom your child has had contact with. If the test comes back negative your child can return to school.
Positive Lateral Flow Test (LFT) Result
- From the 11th January if you have had a positive result on a LFT you do not need to have a PCR test to confirm a positive case of Covid-19. Please note LFT's should only be used when someone does not have any covid symptoms.
Tested Positive for Covid (PCR/LFT)
- If you test positive for Covid-19 via a PCR test or a LFT you must isolate for 10 days. You can stop isolating after 5 days instead of 10 days if you get 2 negative lateral flow test results on day 5 and day 6 (at least 24hrs apart). If you test positive you must continue to isolate until you have 2 consecutive negative LFT's. Please note if you have a temperature you must continue to isolate even if you have had 2 negative tests; if you have completed 10 days isolation and still have a high temperature you are advised to seek medical advice from your GP or by phoning NHS 111.
Someone in your Household Tests Positive or has Symptoms of Covid
- If you are fully vaccinated or under 18 years and 6 months old you are not legally required to self-isolate if someone in your household tests positive or has symptoms of covid. Your child can continue to attend school as normal. It is strongly advised that they take an LFT every day for 7 days and if at any point your child has a positive LFT result or they develop symptoms they must isolate.
In the case of illness during school
If your child develops symptoms at school we will isolate them from the other children, don’t worry an adult will take care of them, and phone you to pick them up in order to take them to be tested. They will need to remain off school until the result of that test.