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Advice for Parents re: symptoms and school attendance

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

Take LFD and / or PCR test 

If confirmed positive - the person must self-isolate for 10 days.

Household members to test using a LFD test for 7 days

INFORM SCHOOL IMEDIATLEY ABOUT TEST RESULTS

…..The test comes back negative.

Someone in my household tests positive for covid-19

Take LFD and / or PCR test 

If confirmed positive - the person must self-isolate for 10 days.

Household members to test using a LFD test for 7 days

INFORM SCHOOL IMEDIATLEY ABOUT TEST RESULT

…..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

Take LFD and / or PCR test 

If confirmed positive - the person must self-isolate for 10 days.

Household members to test using a LFD test for 7 days

INFORM SCHOOL IMEDIATLEY ABOUT TEST RESULT

…..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 following a negative PCR test result.

…..The quarantine period or negative PCR result returned. 

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 by PHE 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 and or take a LFD test for 7 days until the bubble returns.

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

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