What do I do if my child has COVID symptoms?
If your child has a high temperature, a new, continuous cough, or a loss of, or change in, sense of smell or taste this could be a sign of coronavirus.
- Do not send your child to school. NB: If you insist on your child attending school with symptoms we can refuse to accept your child if, in our reasonable judgement, it is necessary to protect other pupils and staff from possible infection with COVID-19.
- You are advised to book a PCR test.
Positive PCR Test Results
Anyone with a positive test result will need to:
- Self-isolate in line with the stay at home guidance
- Whilst awaiting the PCR result, the individual should continue to self-isolate.
Positive rapid lateral flow test results
If you have lateral flow tests you may choose to administer one of these before booking a PCR test. Anyone with a positive test result will need to:
Whilst awaiting the PCR result, the child should continue to self-isolate.
If the PCR test is taken within the 2 days following the positive LFD result, and is negative, it overrides the self-test LFD test and your child can return to school, as long as they don’t have COVID-19 symptoms. However, your child must continue to self-isolate if:
- this PCR test result is positive
- you choose not to take a follow-up PCR test
- your follow-up PCR test was taken more than 2 days after the positive LFD test result
If you have any questions about the asymptomatic testing programme, please contact the school office.
What do I do if a member of the household tests positive?
If a member of the house hold tests positive children are still required to come to school. If you are having difficulties bringing your child to school, and are unable to find a relative, friend or neighbour who can help you please contact the school office so we can see if we can help.