Symptoms

In order to minimise the spread of infection, if your child or any household member is displaying symptoms of COVID-19 (see NHS definition below), children from this household must not attend school (call to inform us of non-attendance) and self-isolate for 7 days if the child has symptoms, 14 days if another household member has symptoms. If any household member is being tested, children from this household should not attend until the test results have been confirmed.

  • high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual and will not stop even after a drink of water)
  • 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

In school should anyone display symptoms:

  • Any adult or child exhibiting symptoms will be sent home immediately. Children will be isolated until they can be collected by a parent/carer. 
  • The household is advised to isolate and we will refer you to the guidance for households with possible or confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection. 
  • Anyone displaying symptoms will be expected to be tested and cannot return to school unless the test is negative. We would expect test results to be shared where possible. 
  • Where the child or adult tests positive the rest of their class, or group will be sent home to self isolate for 14 days.

Please see out Attendance Page for information about general illness and attendance policies.

Please read our support on When to Isolate