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Current COVID-19 guidance

Advice on COVID-19

ATTENDANCE, TESTING AND SELF-ISOLATION 

 

The information below has been written by the Department for Education.

 

 

Self-isolating and taking a test

  • If a child has symptoms, they and other members of the household should self-isolate – and parents should inform our school. 
  • Parents should immediately order a PCR test for their child.
    • If the PCR result is negative, the child and other members of their household can stop self-isolating (unless instructed to self-isolate for other reasons).
    • If the PCR result is positive, the child and other members of their household and any close contacts identified by NHS Track and Trace must self-isolate until 10 days after the onset of symptoms.

 

  • If a child has a positive result from a lateral flow device (LFD) test, they and other members of the household should self-isolate – and parents should inform the school.
  • Parents should immediately order a confirmatory PCR test.
    • If the confirmatory test is taken within two days and the result is negative, the child and other members of their household can stop self-isolating (unless instructed to self-isolate for other reasons).
    • If the confirmatory PCR test is positive (or is taken more than two days after the LFD), other members of their household and any close contacts identified by NHS Track and Trace must self-isolate until 10 days after the LFD test.

 

 

  • PCR test results will be recorded with NHS Test and Trace automatically, but you should also communicate the result to the education or childcare setting during term time or summer provision

 

Contact tracing

  • If a child gets a positive PCR test result, NHS Test and Trace will contact parents, using the details registered when ordering the PCR test.  A series of specific questions will designed to identify who your child has been in close contact with will be asked. Being in an education or childcare setting with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 will not necessarily mean a person is identified as a close contact. 

 

  • Parents will be asked to provide the contact details, if they know them, of any of the individuals – or their parents or guardians – who have been identified as close contacts. NHS Test and Trace will then get in touch with these close contacts and provide appropriate instructions or advice (see below).

 

Self-isolation and/or testing of close contacts

  • If the close contact is under 18, they will not have to self-isolate (in line with the policy for fully vaccinated adults) but will be asked to take an PCR test immediately, other than for very young children identified as non-household contacts, and they will not need to self-isolate while awaiting the results of the test.

 

  • If the PCR test is positive, they will be required to self-isolate for 10 days from the date of the test. NHS Test and Trace will then get in touch to identify close contacts (see above). Further guidance on these changes to self-isolation will be provided shortly.


The NHS currently lists the following symptoms:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous 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 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

 

Coronavirus explained to children 

Risk Assessment

Our Risk Assessment for Coronavirus can be found below.

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