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Old Dalby Church of EnglandPrimary School

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Let us be concerned for one another, to help one another to show love and to do good. Hebrews 10:24

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Covid-19 Arrangements and Information

For the latest government guidance about testing and isolating, follow this link: Stay at home: guidance for households with possible or confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Government Guidance For Parents is available here.

What If…?

If your child has been identified as a close contact of a positive case, they are advised to take a lateral flow test for 7 days following contact. Should they receive a positive result and show symptoms, a PCR test should be taken. As of 11th January, if they test positive but remain asymptomatic, a PCR test will not be necessary.

Pupils should continue to attend school unless they give a positive test result.

Scenario

Child test guidance

Isolation guidance

Your child shows possible symptoms of Covid-19 eg new persistent cough, high temperature, headaches, upset stomach.

Take a PCR test

Child isolates until you have the results then follow NHS advice

Your child has had close contact with a confirmed case of Covid-19 but is not showing symptoms.

Take a Lateral Flow Test daily for 7 days after contact

Child does not need to isolate unless symptoms start or they receive a positive result

As of 18th January:

Your child tests positive on a lateral flow test but is not showing symptoms.

 

Do not take a PCR.

Child does isolate, follow guidance about testing on days 5 and 6.

Your child tests positive on a lateral flow test and is showing symptoms.

Take a PCR test

Child does isolate whilst awaiting results.

Your child has had close contact with a confirmed case of Covid-19 and is showing symptoms.

Take a PCR test

Child does isolate whilst awaiting results.

A member of your household is showing possible Covid-19 symptoms but your child is not.

Child does not take a PCR test

Child does not need to isolate.

A member of your household has tested positive but your child is not showing symptoms.

Take a Lateral Flow Test daily for 7 days after contact

Child does not need to isolate whilst awaiting results.

A member of your household has tested positive and your child is also showing symptoms.

Take a PCR test

Child does need to isolate.

 

The self-isolation advice for people with coronavirus (COVID-19) was updated in January 2022. It is now possible to end self-isolation after 5 full days days, following 2 negative LFD tests taken 24 hours apart. The first LFD test should not be taken before the fifth day. Please note, the first full day of isolation is the day AFTER a positive test.

 

All staff will continue to carry our lateral flow tests at least twice a week.

 

If we have a cluster of cases within school, we will follow our Outbreak Management Plan and may reinstate some of the mitigations we had in place last year eg staggered break and lunchtimes, bubbles, masks at the gates, key stage collective worship instead of whole school.

 

The County Council and UK Health Security Agency will also issue advice to schools inline with the local and national picture; they may issue instructions for schools in an area to bring in certain protocols, depending on what is relevant at the time.

The self-isolation advice for people with coronavirus (COVID-19) was updated in December 2021. It is now possible to end self-isolation after 7 days, following 2 negative LFD tests taken 24 hours apart. The first LFD test should not be taken before the sixth day.

Outbreak Management Stages and Information

Remote Learning

Access to Lateral Flow Tests

Use this link to order lateral flow kits for use at home:

Order coronavirus (COVID-19) rapid lateral flow tests - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Access to PCR tests

If your child or any member of your household shows any symptoms of Covid-19, that person should self-isolate and book a PCR test as soon as possible. Get a free PCR test to check if you have coronavirus (COVID-19) - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

 

If the test is positive, NHS Test and Trace will work with you to identify close contacts and next steps.

Follow this link for a video from the NHS about how to administer a Covid-19 test to a child:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xaw8DsF2Igc&safe=active

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