Coronavirus Update - What do I do if I think my child has symptons?

1st September 2020

What do I do if I think my child has symptons?

You must keep your child at home for seven days if they develop coronavirus symptoms. If someone in your child’s household has symptoms, your child must self-isolate for 14 days from the day the other person’s symptoms started.

If you think your child may have been exposed to or has coronavirus, please contact the school at the earliest opportunity. Schools expect tests to be done if a child or anyone in the family is symptomatic.

We ask that parents:

• Make sure we have your up to date contact details as you must be contactable during the school day;

• Provide their child with what they need for the whole day – packed lunch / drinks bottle; all resources for school are provided in school.  (No big bags please);

• Continue to encourage good infection control practices, such as thorough hand washing, at home and keep your child informed about the things they can do to discourage the spread of infection;

• Do not enter the site unless you have an appointment or to pick up your child. This means not coming to the reception area, but checking the website if you have queries, or phoning or emailing instead. If you do need to come to the reception area, we have a ‘one in, one out’ system and apologies, but the glass partition will have to remain closed;

• Observe social distancing with other parents and with school staff at all times;

• Observe all signage displayed at entrances;

• Collect your child at the correct time;

• If school phones you to say your child is unwell and needs to be collected, come straight away;

• Prepare your child for school, based on the information in this booklet, including the need for them to listen carefully to instructions about hand washing and hygiene;

• Continue to treat staff in the way you wish to be treated; appreciate that everyone has their own experience of this pandemic;

• The updated Home-School Agreement outlines expectations of our way of working together.

Thank you for your co-operation in helping to keep everyone as safe as possible.