Below you will find advice from the government and NHS on Coronavirus and what to do if your child has symptoms.
Please fill in the WHS Positive COVID Reporting form to inform us of Covid Cases.
The school will move to a programme of home testing once students have been tested three times in school. This is to ensure that students know how to swab themselves before they can do so effectively at home. Home kits will be issued when students come to do their third test. Click HERE for further details on Home Testing.
Please click on the name of the document for further information:
- How To Do A Rapid Covid-19 Self-Test
- Introduction To Rapid Self-Testing
- Risk Assessment
- Privacy Notice
- NHS - How To Do Your Test
What To Do If You Have Coronavirus Symptoms
The main symptoms of coronavirus are:
- a high temperature – 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
If any student, or any member of their household, has any of these symptoms, then the student MUST STAY AT HOME and not come to school, and you must let us know using the usual absence line. The student and all members of their household must get a test, stay at home (apart from to get a test) until they get the results of the tests. You should confirm the result for any students with us.
If the result of the test is negative, students can return to school as long as they feel well and everyone they live with has also tested negative.
If the result of the test is positive, students must stay at home for 10 days from when the symptoms started (or when they had the test if they did not have symptoms). Everyone in the household must stay at home for 10 days.
If a member of the household has symptoms as above or has tested positive, but the student does not have symptoms, the student must stay at home for 10 days even if their test is negative. If they develop symptoms, they should get another test and then follow the rules as above.
If a student has been contacted by NHS Test and Trace and told to self-isolate, then they must stay at home for 10 days, regardless of any symptoms or test outcomes.
If a student has been abroad, then parents should ensure that the students follows any quarantine 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
Government updates on Coronavirus:
NHS Information To The General Public:
Latest Info And Advice From Government:
How long to self-isolate (NHS):
Travel advice for those travelling and living overseas:
Department for Education: What parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges in the autumn term: click HERE
Recent letters from the Headteacher can be found on this page. Previous letters can be found on this link HERE.