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BELIEVING, LEARNING AND SHARING TOGETHER: SCHOOL WILL OPEN FOR ALL PUPILS FROM MONDAY 8TH MARCH. For information about COVID procedures in school please see: Key Information - Wider Opening March 2021. Within this page there are additional pages which include information on getting support and help should you need it. Remember HANDS, FACE, SPACE !
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Advice for Parents re: symptoms and school attendance

HOW TO FIGHT COVID AT HOME

Some  helpful tips to support anyone at home with Covid symptoms;

  • Sleep on your stomach at all times with Covid. If you can’t sleep on your stomach because of heath issues sleep on your side. Do not lay on your back no matter what because it smashes your lungs and that will allow fluid to set in.
  • Set your clock every two hours while sleeping on your stomach, then get out of bed and walk for 15-30 min, no matter how tired or weak that you are. Also move your arms around frequently, it helps to open your lungs.
  • Breathe in through your nose, and out through your mouth. This will help build up your lungs, plus helps get rid of the Pneumonia or other fluid you may have.
  • When sitting in a recliner, sit up straight - do not lay back in the recliner, again this will smash your lungs. While watching TV - get up and walk during every commercial.
  • Eat at least 1 - 2 eggs a day, plus bananas, avocado and asparagus. These are good for Potassium.
  • Drink Pedialyte, Gatorade Zero, Powerade Zero & Water with Electrolytes to prevent you from becoming dehydrated.
  • Do not drink anything cold -  have it at room temperature or  warm it up. Water with lemon, and little honey, peppermint tea, apple cider are good suggestions for getting in fluids. No milk products, or pork.
  • Vitamin’s D3, C, B, Zinc, Probiotic One-Day are good ideas. Tylenol for fever. Mucinex, or Mucinex DM for drainage, plus helps the cough.
  • Pepcid helps for cramps in your legs. One baby aspirin everyday can help prevent getting a blood clot, which can occur from low activity. 
  • Drink a smoothie of blueberries, strawberries, bananas, honey, tea and a spoon or two of peanut butter.

Covid-19 related pupil absence : A quick reference guide for parents

What to do if …….

Action Needed

Return to school when……

My Child has Covid-19 symptoms;

  • HIGH TEMPERATURE – this means you feel hot to touch ion your chest or back.
  • A NEW CONTINUOUS COUGH-this means coughing a lot more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24hrs .
  • A LOSS OR CHANGE TO YOUR SENSE OF SMELL OR TASTE.-this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything.

DO NOT COME TO SCHOOL

Contact school to inform us.

Self-isolate the whole household for 10 days.

Get a test.

INFORM SCHOOL IMMEDIATLEY ABOUT TEST RESULT

…….The test comes back negative

My Child tests positive for covid-19……..

DO NOT COME TO SCHOOL

Contact school to inform us

Agree an earliest date for possible return. Minimum of 10 days.

Self-isolate the whole household for 14 days.

Bubble isolates/remote learning.

…….They feel better. They can return after 10 days even if they have a cough or loss of taste/smell. These symptoms can last for several weeks.

My Child tests negative

 CONTACT THE SCHOOL

Discuss when your child can come back to school (same day/next day)

…..The test comes back negative.

My child is ill with symptoms not linked to covid-19

FOLLOW USUAL SCHOOL ABSENCE POLICY PROCEDURE

After 48hrs following the last bout of sickness/diarrhoea if this is the cause of absence

Someone in my household has covid-19 symptoms

DO NOT COME TO SCHOOL.

Contact school.

Self-isolate the whole household for 14 days.

Household members to get tested.

INFORM SCHOOL IMEDIATLEY ABOUT TEST RESULTS

…..The test comes back negative.

Someone in my household tests positive for covid-19

DO NOT COME TO SCHOOL.

Contact school

Agree an earliest date for possible return. Minimum of 10 days

…..The child has completed 10 days of isolation

NHS test & trace has identified my child has been in close contact of someone with symptoms of confirmed covid-19

DO NOT COME TO SCHOOL.

CONTACT SCHOOL

Agree an earliest date for possible return. Minimum of 10 days

…..The child has completed 10 days of isolation

We/my child has travelled and has to self-isolate as a period of quarantine.

Do not take unauthorised leave in term time.

Consider quarantine requirements and FCO advice when booking travel

Returning from a destination where quarantine is needed.

Agree an earliest date for possible return. Minimum of 10 days from return date.

Self-isolate the whole household.

…..The quarantine period of 10 days has been completed

We have received medical advice that my child must resume shielding

DO NOT COME TO SCHOOL

CONTACT SCHOOL

Shield until you are informed that restrictions are lifted and shielding is paused again.

…..School inform you that restrictions have been lifted and your child can return to school.

My child’s bubble is closed due to a covid-19 outbreak in school.

DO NOT COME TO SCHOOL

At home support your child with remote education provided by school.

Your child will need to isolate for 10 days.

…..School will inform you when the bubble will be reopened.

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