Actions if your class bubble closes.
- Bubbles (classes or other groups) will be directed to isolate if there is a positive PCR Covid 19 test outcome in the group and they have been identified as a possible 'close proximity contact' with the person testing positive.
- A positive test outcome is attained via a test centre PCR test, not home kits (lateral flow tests), as they are designed only to indicate asymptomatic individuals.
- You will be informed directly if your child's class bubble is closed or if your child is not in the group but required to isolate for other reasons.
- Do not act on second hand information or rumours. School will inform you if necessary.
Any individual identified as requiring to self isolate as a result of close contact (as defined by NHS/DfE /Public Health England) with the individual who has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) must stay in isolation for 10 days after the last possible contact with the positive individual. (Dates for this isolation are listed above).
- The isolation is for your child only. Other members of your household are not required to isolate unless someone in the household displays symptoms.
- If your child or anyone in your household displays symptoms, you must isolate the household and arrange for Covid testing immediately.
- If you have another child attending the school in a different class, they are permitted to attend; this is a result of them not being at risk of close proximity contact. If the isolation means a sibling cannot attend as you are unable to travel (for isolation child care reasons), the sibling absence will be authorised and will not impact on their attendance figures.
- DO NOT bring a child in isolation to school in order to drop off other children.
What to do if your child now develops symptoms of COVID 19
If your child develops symptoms of COVID-19, they must not come to school and should remain at home for at least 10 days from the date when their symptoms appeared. Anyone with symptoms will be eligible for testing and this can be arranged via https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test or by calling 119.
All other household members who remain well, must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. This includes anyone in your ‘Support Bubble’.
Further information is available on the NHS coronavirus site, or on the school website under’ Covid 19’
The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:
· a new continuous cough
· a high temperature
· a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)
For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness.
If your child does develop symptoms, you can seek advice from the nhs.uk website at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/check-if-you-have-coronavirus-symptoms/. If you are concerned about your child’s symptoms, or they are worsening you can seek advice from NHS 111 at https://111.nhs.uk/ or by phoning 111.