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Coronavirus Advice

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 :

 

Coronavirus Symptoms

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 Coronavius test within 3 to 5 days of the onset of symptoms either via the NHS online portal or by dialling 119.  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. 

 

We do appreciate the ongoing difficulty in securing testing appointments.  If you can’t immediately get a test appointment, please persist, new tests become available regularly.

 

Cold symptoms:

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
  • headache

 

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

School attendance is mandatory again from the beginning of the autumn term. This means from the start of September, 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
Here's a link to the Government advice for parents:
Here’s the link to the updated guidance for the full opening of schools: