We realise that parents have received some conflicting information about symptoms and testing. Most parents will recognise the normal coughs and sniffles so please try and use a common sense approach.
Coronavirus symptoms are:
- a high temperature
- a new, continuous cough
- a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste
If you or a member of your household experience one or more of these symptoms that member should get a test.
You can book a test via this link:
For pupils in school:
“At this time of year, pupils may feel unwell, for example a sore throat, stomach upset or a headache. Pupils showing these symptoms DO NOT need to book a test, but they may need to be off school or contact their GP.” (Letter from PHE and NHS test and trace September 2020)
If your child / adult at home shows one or more symptoms of Covid 19, there is no need for the rest of the household to have a test. If the child / adult at home tests positive then the person testing positive needs to isolate for 10 days, the rest of the household for 14 days. (They do not need a test.) You MUST inform the school.
|What to do if…||Action needed||Return to school when…|
|…my child has coronavirus symptoms (SEE ABOVE)||Do not come to school • Contact school • Self-isolate • Get a test (As soon as possible) • Inform school immediately about test result||…the test comes back negative.|
|…my child tests positive for coronavirus||Do not come to school • Contact school • Self-isolate for at least 10 days • Inform school immediately about test result||…they feel better. They can return to school after 10 days even if they have a cough or loss of smell/taste. These symptoms can last for several weeks once the infection is gone.|
|…somebody in my household has coronavirus symptoms (including any siblings in school)||Do not come to school • Contact school • Self-isolate • Household member to get a test (as soon as possible) • Inform school immediately about test result||…the household member test is negative.|
|..somebody in my household has tested positive for coronavirus||Do not come to school • Contact school • Self-isolate for 14 days||…the child has completed 14 days of self-isolation|
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