Covid-19 Response Guidance
The current guidance is that anyone showing symptoms of Coronavirus and their household should self isolate and get a test. The symptoms are:
- a high temperature
- a new continuous cough (coughing a lot, for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours
- a loss or change of smell or taste
Parents should familiarise themselves with the Covid response flowchart which sets out the steps to take should your child exhibit symptoms. It also shows the steps the school will take to keep parents informed. Please note that we will not be informing parents every time a child goes for a test, neither will we be naming children or families in our communications.
The school is prepared for a number of scenarios that may lie ahead:
Scenario 1: My child has to self-isolate, what happens about their learning? Click here to find out
Scenario 2: A child or adult in school receives a positive test result - all school contacts have to self isolate for 10 days. Click here to find out
Scenario 3: A child or adult in school is the contact of someone with a positive test result - those individuals having to self isolate for 10 days. Click here to find out
Scenario 4: A number of staff are ill or are self isolating - could lead to a class/bubble being unsafe to run through lack of staffing in the school.
Staff Lateral Flow Device Testing
From w/b 25th January 2021 staff on school site will be carrying out a Lateral Flow Device test twice a week on Sunday and Wednesday evenings. Should the result be positive then the whole bubble will need to isolate for 10 days. Parents will be informed asap by Parentmail.