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Woodbridge High School

Woodbridge High School

Covid-19

Information and advice on Coronavirus and what to do if your child has symptoms.

Covid-19 Positive Reporting Form
If a student tests positive on a Covid Test then please fill in the WHS Positive Covid Reporting Form to inform us of Covid cases. Results must also be reported to the NHS. 

What To Do If You Have Coronavirus Symptoms/positive test 

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a high temperature or shivering (chills) – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

Other possible symptoms of coronavirus include shortness of breath, feeling tired or exhausted, aching body, headache, sore throat, blocked or runny nose, loss of appetite, diarrhoea and feeling or being sick.

Symptoms of coronavirus are very similar to other respiratory infections such as colds or flu. Experiencing some or all of the above symptoms does not necessarily mean that you have coronavirus.

 

What To Do If You Have Symptoms

If a student is feeling unwell and has a high temperature, they should stay at home and avoid contact with other people.

As is the case for all illness, parents should make a judgement about whether their child is likely to be infectious to others or is well enough to attend school. If they are not well enough or likely to be infectious, they should not attend school.

Absence from school should always be confirmed by calling the school absence line on 020 8504 9618 (option 1 for years 7-11, option 2 for sixth form).

Students who have not been tested can come back to school when they no longer have a high temperature and they feel well enough to attend school and undertake normal activities.

 

What To Do If You Have a Positive PCR or LFD Test Result

Free PCR and LFD tests are no longer available. The school is no longer issuing LFD test kits to students, as per government guidance.

If a student has a confirmed positive test result from a PCR or LFD test, the guidance is that they should stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 3 days. The day of the test is day 0. They can return to school on day 4 as long as they feel well enough and do not have a high temperature.

Positive LFD and PCR results must be reported to the school (WHS PCR Positive Covid Form) and the NHS.

Absence from school should always be confirmed by calling the school absence line on 020 8504 9618 (option 1 for years 7-11, option 2 for sixth form).

If a student has been abroad, then parents should ensure that the students follows any quarantine and testing rules applying to those returning from that particular country.

Encouraging good hygiene 

As always, if you have symptoms of a cold or flu, then there are measures you can take to stop germs:

  • always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
  • wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
  • avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • avoid close contact with people who are unwell.

Students in school will be required to sanitise their hands when arriving at school, at the start and end of every lesson, and when they leave school. They will also be required to clean equipment that they have used.

All classrooms contain lidded bins for the disposal of tissues.

 


Latest information on Coronavirus
Please click on the title for further information on the following:

Government updates on Coronavirus

NHS Information To The General Public

Latest Info And Advice From Government

How long to self-isolate (NHS)

Travel abroad from England during coronavirus
 

Headteacher's Letters
Previous letters can be found on this link HERE.