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Covid infections update - Actions for parents

Updated guidance (NHS directions/Gov UK) on those with Covid symptoms:


This guidance is derived from and with reference to:  Ref: Gov.UK  

Guidance for people with symptoms of a respiratory infection including COVID-19, or a positive test result for COVID-19)\


My child has symptoms of a suspected respiratory infection / Covid 19, should they be tested?


GOV UK state it is not recommended that children and young people are tested for COVID-19 unless directed to by a health professional


If your child has symptoms of a respiratory infection they should avoid contact with others as they would with any possible infections condition. As such, they should not come to school until they are well enough to do so. 


If you are unsure about symptoms or require guidance and suspect Covid 19, you should seek the help of a medical practitioner such as a GP, NHS111 or a pharmacist. They may recommend a Covid test.  Please note: School staff cannot diagnose conditions or provide guidance on health matters and as such will only be able to advise seeking medical guidance.


A health practitioner has directed me to test my child for Covid 19 and the test result is positive, can they come to school?


NOIf a child or young person aged 18 or under tests positive for COVID-19, they should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 3 daysThey should not attend school for 3 days as a minimum.   This starts from the day after they did the test. If after 3 days they feel well and do not have a high temperature, they can return to school.


Note:  Children and young people tend to be infectious to others for less time than adults. If they’re well and do not have a temperature after 3 days, there’s a much lower risk that they’ll pass on COVID-19 to others and therefore can attend school.


Can my child come to school if someone else in the household has tested positive?

YES:  Children and young people who usually go to school, college or childcare and who live with someone who has a positive COVID-19 test result should continue to attend as normal. 


There is no longer a legal requirement for those testing positive or with symptoms to isolate at home; however, we ask that if you have done so you avoid contact with others to reduce the risk of infection.