If any child or adult in school becomes unwell with a new, continuous cough or a high temperature, or has a loss of, or change in, their normal sense of taste or smell they should not come to school. If this happens whilst they are at school we will contact you immediately to collect your child.
A high temperature - this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
A 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)
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.
Most people with Coronavirus have at least 1 of these symptoms.
Please see the government guidance below for further information about what you should do. This sets out that you must:
- self isolate for at least 10 days
- arrange to have a test to see if you have coronavirus (Covid-19)
The Department for Education has opened a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:
Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)
· No school should close in response to a suspected (or confirmed) COVID-19 case unless directed to do so by Public Health England.