Should I send my child to school?
If your child has not tested positive for, or has not got symptoms of COVID-19 then they should attend school as normal. Children and fully vaccinated adults no longer need to self-isolate if they have been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19. If there has been a confirmed case of COVID-19 in school, we will send further advice outlining what those who have been in contact need to do.
The symptoms of COVID-19 are:
- a high temperature.
- a new, continuous cough.
- a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste.
If you have any of these symptoms, get a PCR test (test that is sent to a lab) to check if you have COVID-19 and stay at home until you get your result, even if the symptoms are mild. Please let the school know the result of the test.
Government guidance says that the best way to prevent the spread of the virus is through good hygiene. We encourage families and children to take the following steps:
- Washing hands regularly is the most important thing you can do! Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds. If soap is not available, use hand sanitiser.
- Keep your hands away from your face.
- Cough or sneeze into a tissue. If a tissue is not available, use the crook of your elbow.
- Throw tissues into the bin.