We are working hard in school to follow the Government guidelines for schools to reduce the risk of the spread of Coronavirus.
On this page you can find the current advice for parents :
Children who develop any of the following symptoms should NOT come to school:
- A new persistent 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)
- a high temperature – this means feeling hot to touch on your chest or back
- a 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
If your child, or anyone in your household, develops any of these symptoms you should seek a PCR test either via the NHS online portal or by dialling 119. Please note that Lateral Flow Tests (LFTs) should not be used when there are symptoms present. LFTs are to be used for routine asymptomatic testing only.
The whole household should self-isolate for 14 days, or until a negative test result has been received. If the test is negative your child and family can stop isolating and return to school/ work if they feel well enough.
Your child may come to school and will not be sent home with: one of the following:
- a blocked or runny nose
- a sore throat
Vomiting and Diarrhoea
Normal rules apply for any instances of vomiting and/or diarrhoea. Children should not come to school until 48 hours have passed since the last episode of vomiting / diarrhoea.
School attendance became mandatory again from the beginning of the autumn term 2021. This means from the start of September 2021, the usual rules on school attendance apply, including:
- it is parents’ duty to secure that their child attends regularly at school where the child is a registered pupil at school and they are of compulsory school age
- schools have a responsibility to record attendance and follow up absences