Covid-19 Arrangements and Information
Government Guidance For Parents is available here.
If your child shows any of the following symptoms:
- A high temperature
- A new, continuous cough
- A loss or change to sense of smell or taste
Keep your child at home and arrange a PCR test. If the result is positive, follow NHS Test and Trace advice. If the result is negative, your child is free to return to school.
If a member of your household shows symptoms or tests positive for Covid-19:
If they are showing symptoms, arrange a PCR test. Children under 18.5 years of age and fully vaccinated adults do not need to isolate.
You are strongly advised to seek PCR tests for every household member.
Children who are free of symptoms are welcome to remain in school.
If your child begins to show symptoms, arrange for a PCR test and keep the child at home until you have the result.
If an adult of child in your child’s class tests positive for Covid-19:
The individual affected will isolate.
The households of the affected class will be informed.
If you are contacted by NHS Test and Trace, follow their advice.
Children and adults who remain symptom free will continue to attend school.
All staff will continue to carry our lateral flow tests 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 Public Health England 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.
Outbreak Management Stages and Information
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: