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Coronavirus Related Absences Quick Guide

 

One of the pieces of advice we have received from the DFE and Public Health England, is that we must ensure that any child, parent or staff member who develops symptoms relating to Covid-19 gets tested. This is essential to ensure the safety of everyone else in each class bubble. There is now legislation, as part of the Coronavirus Act 2020 which can enforce this, so from now on, we are stipulating that you must agree to undergo testing, if you or your child has any symptoms, and to inform us of the result.

 

What to do if

Action needed

Return to school when

my child has coronavirus symptoms

  • Do not come to school
  • Contact school to immediately advise us of a possible case
  • Get tested
  • Inform school of test result
  • Keep in regular contact with school

 

the test comes back negative and if they feel well and no longer have symptoms similar to coronavirus (COVID-19), they can stop self-isolating and return to school.

my child tests positive for coronavirus

  • Do not come to school
  • Contact school to immediately to advise of confirmed case
  • Self-isolate for at least 10 days
  • Keep in regular contact with school

 

they feel better. They can return to school after the 10 day isolation period, even if they still have a cough or loss of sense of smell or taste (anosmia). This is because a cough or anosmia can last for several weeks once the infection has gone.

somebody in my household has coronavirus symptoms

  • Do not come to school
  • Self-isolate
  • Household member to get tested
  • Inform school immediately of test result
  • Keep in regular contact with school

 

the member of the household tests negative

somebody in my household tests positive for coronavirus

  • Do not come to school
  • Self-isolate for 14 days
  • Keep in regular contact with school

 

your child/children has completed 14 days isolation

NHS Test and Trace has identified my child as a ‘close contact’ of somebody with symptoms or a confirmed case of coronavirus

  • Do not come to school
  • Self-isolate for 14 days
  • Keep in regular contact with school

 

your child has completed 14 days isolation

we/my child has travelled and has to self-isolate as part of a quarantine period

  • Do not come to school
  • Self-isolate for 14 days
  • Keep in regular contact with school

 

the 14 days quarantine period has been completed

we have received medical advice that my child must resume shielding

  • Do not come to school
  • Keep in regular contact with school

 

restrictions have been lifted and shielding is paused again

 

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