The three published symptoms of Covid-19 are:-
- A high temperature – 38 degrees / you feel hot to touch on your chest or back.
- A new, continuous cough – coughing a lot, for more than an hour; or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours; or if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual.
- A loss or change to sense of smell or taste – you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal.
If your child has any of the published Covid-19 symptoms, they should isolate immediately and you should arrange for your child to have a PCR Covid test.
In the event of a negative test result, your child can stop their self-isolation and return to school if they are well enough. If the result is positive please inform the school.
The school has a responsibility to provide home learning during self-isolation if your child is well enough to work.
The Public Health England Guidance link below contains further information which should support families that are self-isolating www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection
Many thanks for your continued support at this difficult time. Please get in touch if you have any questions.