Guidance for Parents - Covid-19 Coronavirus at School
Last updated 1.4.2022
What are the symptoms of Covid-19?
The most common Covid-19 Coronavirus symptoms are:
- High temperature
- New, continuous cough
- Loss or change to your sense of smell or taste
Updated isolation guidance for positive cases of Covid-19 (1.4.22)
- Adults with the symptoms of a respiratory infection, and who have a high temperature or feel unwell, should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people until they feel well enough to resume normal activities and they no longer have a high temperature.
- Children and young people who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and avoid contact with other people. They can go back to school, college or childcare when they no longer have a high temperature, and they are well enough to attend.
- Adults with a positive COVID-19 test result should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days, which is when they are most infectious. For children and young people aged 18 and under, the advice will be 3 days.
What do I do if my child develops Covid-19 Coronavirus symptoms at home?
If your child develops Covid-19 Coronavirus symptoms at home:
- Keep your child at home and follow Government guidance on self-isolation for your household.
- Inform school.
What will happen if my child develops Covid-19 Coronavirus symptoms at school?
If your child develops Covid-19 Coronavirus symptoms at school we will:-
- Isolate your child in a separate room with a member of staff.
- Contact you to collect them as soon as possible.
- Thoroughly clean all rooms and equipment used by the symptomatic person.
- Ask you to arrange a test for your child. This can be booked using the address https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test, or alternatively contact 111.
- Ask you to inform school of the test result
Contact us with any questions