WHAT TO DO ADVICE FOR PARENTS AND CARERS

What to do if……..

Action needed

Return to school when……

My child has one or more COVID-19 symptoms:

  •          HIGH TEMPERATURE - this means they feel hot to touch on their chest or back.
  •          A NEW CONTINUOUS COUGH - this means coughing a lot, for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours.
  •          A LOSS OR CHANGE IN THEIR SENSE OF SMELL OR TASTE - this means they cannot smell or taste anything or things smell or taste different to normal.

DO NOT BRING YOUR CHILD TO SCHOOL

CONTACT THE SCHOOL IMMEDIATELY

  •          The whole household must start self-isolating for 14 days immediately - this includes all siblings
  •          Get a test for your child - Other members of the household who do not have any symptoms do not need a test

DO NOT BRING YOUR CHILD OR THEIR SIBLINGS TO SCHOOL WHILE WAITING FOR TEST RESULTS

 

INFORM THE SCHOOL IMMEDIATELY WHEN YOU KNOW YOUR CHILD’S TEST RESULT

 

  •          My child’s result is negative - see below
  •          My child’s result is positive - see below

 

 

My child has tested negative for COVID-19

CONTACT THE SCHOOL

  •          Copy result of your child’s test to the school inbox
  •          Contact the school to discuss when your child (and any self-isolating siblings) will come back to school same/next day

 

……..Your child’s result is negative and you have contacted the school and no-one else in the household is displaying symptoms of COVID-19

 

IMPORTANT - IF ANYONE IN THE HOUSEHOLD SHOWS SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19 THEN THEY TOO MUST BE TESTED.

IF ANOTHER MEMBER OF THE HOUSEHOLD HAS A POSITIVE TEST YOUR CHILD MUST SELF ISOLATE FROM THE DATE THE MEMBER OF THE HOUSEHOLD FOR 14 DAYS EVEN IF YOUR CHILD’S TEST IS NEGATIVE

 

My child has tested positive for COVID-19

DO NOT BRING YOUR CHILD TO SCHOOL

CONTACT THE SCHOOL IMMEDIATELY WHEN YOU KNOW YOUR CHILD’S TEST RESULT

 

  •          Agree the earliest date for possible return to school - minimum of 10 days from the development of symptoms, this will be longer if child still has high temperature after this time.
  •          The whole household must start self-isolating for 14 days immediately - this includes all siblings
  •          Expect to be contacted by Track and Trace
  •          School will be guided by SW Public Health England on group bubble self-isolation

 

…….After  a minimum of 10 days if your child feels better (A cough and/or loss of taste/smell can last for several weeks, your child can return to school as long as they feel well and do not have a temperature) and you have contacted the school and no-one else in the household is displaying symptoms of COVID-19

Someone in the household has COVID-19 symptoms

  •          HIGH TEMPERATURE - this means they feel hot to touch on their chest or back.
  •          A NEW CONTINUOUS COUGH - this means coughing a lot, for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours.
  •          A LOSS OR CHANGE IN THEIR SENSE OF SMELL OR TASTE - this means they cannot smell or taste anything or things smell or taste different to normal.

DO NOT BRING YOUR CHILD TO SCHOOL

CONTACT THE SCHOOL

  •          The whole household must self-isolate
  •          Get a test for the member of the household with symptoms - Other members of the household who do not have any symptoms do not need a test

DO NOT BRING YOUR CHILD OR THEIR SIBLINGS TO SCHOOL WHILE WAITING FOR TEST RESULTS OF THE HOUSEHOLD MEMBER WITH COVID-19 SYMPTOMS

 

INFORM THE SCHOOL IMMEDIATELY WHEN YOU KNOW THE HOUSEHOLD MEMBER’S TEST RESULT

 

  •          The household member’s result is negative - see below
  •          The household member’s result is positive - see below

 

 

Someone your child has been in contact has COVID-19 symptoms

  •          HIGH TEMPERATURE - this means they feel hot to touch on their chest or back.
  •          A NEW CONTINUOUS COUGH - this means coughing a lot, for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours.
  •          A LOSS OR CHANGE IN THEIR SENSE OF SMELL OR TASTE - this means they cannot smell or taste anything or things smell or taste different to normal.

DO NOT BRING YOUR CHILD TO SCHOOL

CONTACT THE SCHOOL

  •          Your child must self-isolate
  •          The individual with COVID-19 symptoms should get a test
  •          If your child does not have COVID-19 symptoms they do not need a test

DO NOT BRING YOUR CHILD TO SCHOOL WHILE WAITING FOR TEST RESULTS OF THE CONTACT WITH COVID-19 SYMPTOMS

 

INFORM THE SCHOOL IMMEDIATELY WHEN YOU KNOW THE CONTACT’S TEST RESULT

 

  •          The contact’s result is negative - see below
  •          The contact’s result is positive - see below

 

 

Someone in the household/who your child has contact with has tested negative for COVID-19

CONTACT THE SCHOOL

  •          Contact the school to discuss when your child (and any self-isolating siblings) will come back to school same/next day

 

……..The individual’s result is negative and you have contacted the school and no-one else in the household is displaying symptoms of COVID-19

Someone in the household has tested positive for COVID-19

DO NOT BRING YOUR CHILD TO SCHOOL

CONTACT THE SCHOOL IMMEDIATELY WHEN YOU KNOW THE INDIVIDUAL’S TEST RESULT

 

  •          Agree the earliest date for possible return to school - 14 days from individual’s first sign of symptoms
  •          The whole household must start self-isolating for 14 days immediately - this includes all siblings
  •          Expect to be contacted by NHS Track and Trace

 

…….After 14 days and you have contacted the school and your child does not display the symptoms of COVID-19 and no-one else in the household is displaying symptoms of COVID-19

Someone who your child has contact with has tested positive for COVID-19

DO NOT BRING YOUR CHILD TO SCHOOL

CONTACT THE SCHOOL IMMEDIATELY WHEN YOU KNOW THE INDIVIDUAL’S TEST RESULT

 

  •          Agree the earliest date for possible return to school - 14 days from las contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19
  •          Only members of the household who have had contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 need to self-isolate for 14 days.
  •          Expect to be contacted by NHS Track and Trace

…….After 14 days from last contact and you have contacted the school and your child does not display the symptoms of COVID-19 and no-one else in the household is displaying symptoms of COVID-19

Your child is ill with symptoms not linked to COVID-19

FOLLOW THE USUAL SCHOOL ATTENDANCE PROCEDURE - CONTACT ATTENDANCE PHONE LINE BY 8:45AM

 

.......When well (after 48hours following the last bout of sickness/diarrhoea if this is the cause of the absence).

NHS Test and Trace has identified that my child has been in close contact to someone with confirmed COVID-19

 

DO NOT BRING YOUR CHILD TO SCHOOL

CONTACT THE SCHOOL

  •          Follow Test and Track date for possible return to school - 14 days of self-isolation
  •          The whole household do not need to self-isolate unless instructed by Test and Trace, only the NHS Test and Trace identified contacts of someone with confirmed COVID-19 will need to self-isolate

 

……When your child has completed 14 days of self-isolation

We have travelled to an area that requires us to self-isolate for a period of quarantine

DO NOT BRING YOUR CHILD TO SCHOOL

CONTACT THE SCHOOL

  •          Do not take holidays during term time
  •          Consider quarantine requirements and FCO advice when booking travel
  •          Returning from a destination where quarantine is required -self-isolate with household for a minimum of 14 days

 

…….The quarantine period of 14 days has been completed

We have received medical advice that my child must resume shielding

DO NOT BRING YOUR CHILD TO SCHOOL

CONTACT THE SCHOOL IMMEDIATELY

  •          Shield as advised by medical professionals

 

……When you are informed by medical professionals that shielding restrictions have been lifted and that your child can return to school

 

My child’s bubble has been closed due to an identified positive COVID-19 case in school and following advice from SW Public Health England

DO NOT BRING YOUR CHILD TO SCHOOL

  •          Your child must remain at home for a self-isolation period of up to 14 days - unless the school is advised otherwise by Public Health England this does not include siblings in the school.
  •          Support your child with the remote learning provided by the school

…..School will inform you when the bubble will be reopened