Children or adults with symptoms must not enter school. Parents must check for symptoms each day before bringing their child into school.
The main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are:
- a high temperature – please, if you have not already done so, source a thermometer to check temperatures at home
- a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or three 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
Any children or adult who develops symptoms will need to leave the building as soon as possible and be tested for Covid-19.
Details on testing can be obtained at www gov uk/get-coronavirus-test or call the Test and Trace Helpdesk on 119.
Hand held thermometers will be used to check the temperature of any individual feeling unwell. Children who develop symptoms during the school day will be taken to the Meeting Room and their parents called to come and collect the child, as well as any siblings of the child.
Other members of the household should self-isolate for 10 days from when the symptomatic person first had symptoms, or until a negative test result is returned.
In the event of a positive test result the full protocols of test and trace will be followed www.gov.uk/guidance/nhs-test-and-trace-how-it-works#
Children returning from restricted areas outside UK must self-isolate as advised by the government guidance before returning to school.