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Coronavirus – What If…?

What if my child is exhibiting coronavirus symptoms at home?

If your child exhibits coronavirus symptoms such as a new and persistent cough or a high temperature or a loss or change of taste or smell:

  • DO NOT send your child in to school
  • Call the school absence line to inform us of your child’s illness and absence
  • Isolate your child for 7 days and the rest of the household for 14 days
  • Call 111 for further advice
  • Arrange a coronavirus test as soon as possible https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test or by calling 119

 

What if my child exhibits symptoms at school?

If your child exhibits coronavirus symptoms at school:

  • Your child will be sent to reception to be isolated and a parent will be called to collect immediately
  • Isolate your child for 7 days and the rest of the household for 14 days
  • Call 111 for further advice
  • Arrange a coronavirus test as soon as possible https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test or by calling 119

 

What if my child has a negative coronavirus test result?

If your child receives a negative test result:

  • Inform the school via the school absence line
  • Your child can return to school as soon as they are well enough

 

What if my child has a positive coronavirus test result?

If your child receives a negative test result:

  • Inform the school via the school absence line
  • Follow advice from the NHS and continue to isolate your child and household

 

What if someone in my household has coronavirus symptoms?

If someone in your household has symptoms:

  • That person should isolate for 7 days and the household for 14 days
  • Inform the school via the school absence line

What if someone else in school tests positive?

If another child or adult in school tests positive, we will:

  • identify and contact all students and staff in close proximity to that child
  • make contact and ask that they stay at home and isolate for 14 days