Covid-19 information

All of us need to be vigilant to the symptoms, and ensure that we follow the guidance. The current symptoms are:

  • a new continuous cough
  • a raised temperature
  • loss or change in taste or smell

The table below gives guidance on what to do if your child, or anyone in the household has these symptoms.

What to do if…

Action needed…

Returning to school

My child has Covid-19 symptoms (high temperature, persistent cough, loss of smell/taste)

 

  • Do not come to school
  • Contact school to let us know
  • Self-isolate whole house including siblings
  • Arrange a test
  • Inform school ASAP about test result

The test return is negative

My child tests positive for Covid-19

  • Do not come to school
  • Contact school to let us know
  • Agree return to school date (10 days after the date of onset of symptoms)
  • Self-isolate whole household including siblings for 14 days

They can return to school 10 days AFTER the day of onset UNLESS they still have a temperature. Coughing and loss of taste/smell symptoms can last for weeks.

Only send back IF the child feels well enough.

My child tests negative

  • Contact school to inform us

As soon as possible.

My child is ill linked with symptoms NOT linked to Covid-19

  • Ring school to inform us

When the child feels well enough but at least 48 hours after the last bout of sickness and diarrhoea.

Someone in my household has Covid-19 symptoms

  • Do not come to school
  • Contact school to inform us
  • Self-isolate whole household
  • Household member with symptoms to arrange a test
  • Inform school ASAP regarding test result

The test return is negative.

Someone in my household tests positive for Covid-19

  • Do not come to school
  • Contact school to inform us
  • Self-isolate whole household for 14 days
  • Agree a date for your child to return to school (minimum 14 days)

The child has completed 14 days isolation (unless the child then develops symptoms and receives a positive test).

NHS Test & Trace has identified my child as a close contact of somebody with symptoms or confirmed Covid-19

  • Do not come to school
  • Contact school to inform us
  • Self-isolate whole household for 14 days
  • Arrange a test if necessary

The child has completed 14 days of isolation – even with a negative test result, the child or family member must isolate for 14 days as symptoms could still develop.

We/my child has travelled and has had to self-isolate as a period of quarantine

  • Contact school to inform – let us know the country you have been to
  • Agree a return date for your child (14 days time)
  • Quarantine whole household

After 14 day quarantine period is over.

We have received medical advice that my child must remain shielding

  • Do not send your child to school
  • Contact school to discuss

A medical professional informs you that restrictions have been lifted.

My child’s bubble is closed due to an outbreak of Covid-19 in school

  • Do not come into school
  • Work will be provided

School will contact you when the bubble reopens.

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If your child receives a positive test result, please immediately contact the school. In the event that it is closed, you can email c19alert@hempsted.gloucs.sch.uk so that we can make the appropriate arrangements.

Remember, everything that we are doing in school is about reducing the chance of the virus passing through the school community. The more careful we are, the less likely it is that we will have to lockdown. However, don’t forget there are other contagious illnesses out there, so please don’t send your child if they have anything that may be passed on to others. In the event of your child having sickness and/or diarrhoea, they must remain off school for 48 hours after symptoms have passed.

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