Dear Parents and Carers

We are writing to clarify the government guidance on helping to prevent COVID-19 and when to keep your child at home.

The Key actions are;

  • Know the Symptoms
  • Self-Isolate
  • Request a Test
  • Inform the school
  • Share contacts

The COVID19 symptoms are;

  • A new and continuous cough
  • High temperature

OR

  • Loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell

If your child has symptoms of COVID19 you MUST;

  • Keep them at home for 10 days
  • Other household members to self-isolate for 14 days
  • Request a COVID19 test immediately or call 119
  • Keep the school informed
  • If the test returns as negative you should inform the school and then the child can return

If a member of your household has symptoms of COVID19 you MUST;

  • All members of the household self-isolate for 14 days

If your child has a positive COVID19 test you MUST;

  • Keep your child at home for the 10-days isolation
  • Other household members to isolate for 14 days
  • Keep the school informed
  • You should share contacts with NHS Test and Trace

If a member of your household tests positive for COVID19 you MUST;

  • The household must all self-isolate for 14 days.

If NHS Test and Trace tells you that your child is ‘a contact’ you MUST;

  • Keep your child at home for 14 days
  • Keep the school informed

Please remember;

  • To keep 2 metres away from other people when you are out of the house
  • Walk or cycle to school if you can
  • Wear face coverings when required
  • Avoid large gatherings
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze and throw the tissue away straight away

You should wash your hands more often and for 20 seconds when you;

  • Get home or into work/school
  • Blow your nose, sneeze or cough
  • Eat or handle food

Please do not hesitate to keep your child at home and check with the school first if you are unsure.

Kinds Regards

Mrs Claire Baldock

Head of School

Date
11th September
Term
Autumn Term
Year Group
All