What to do if your child develops symptoms of COVID 19
For most people, especially children, COVID-19 will be a mild illness.
The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are recent onset of:
- New continuous cough and/or
- High temperature and/or
- A loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)
If your child develops any of these symptoms of COVID-19, they should remain at home and arrangements should be made for them to be tested (please book a PCR test at a test site). Testing can be arranged by calling 119 or via the NHS website: nhs.uk/coronavirus
When the result of the child’s test is known further advice will be available.
If the result is positive please inform the school by clicking the following link here to complete the form as soon as possible
If you experience any problems completing the online form please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
- Student name
- Year group
- When they developed symptoms
- What were the symptoms
- Date of the test
- When they were last in school
- How do they travel to school: walking/car/bus - who do they travel to school with
- Any siblings at school
- Contact Number
Note that if you are fully vaccinated or aged under 18 years and 6 months, you will not be required to self-isolate if you live in the same household as someone with COVID-19.
Those who have received a positive PCR test result in the last 90 days do NOT need to have another PCR test unless they develop any new symptoms of COVID-19. This is because it is possible for PCR tests to pick up traces of the virus and return a positive result for some time after a person has ceased to be infectious.
Lateral Flow Tests
Following the summer holidays, all secondary students should continue testing twice weekly at home. Lateral Flow Test kits have now been distributed to our students with an explanatory leaflet so that they can test every Monday and Thursday before school.
The result of each test needs to be reported using the NHS Test & Trace self-report website: http://www.gov.uk/report-covid19-result. You will also need to tell the school the result of each test IF POSITIVE.
Please click HERE for further information on regular rapid Covid testing.
Covid 19 vaccination programme for children
Click HERE for the PDF version of the above flowchart (updated in September 2021)
Please see the student absence reference guide below so our parents/carers know what to do depending on their circumstances.
Please click the above link for crucial information for students' return in school in September including safety measures in school to reduce the risk if infection and transmission, return dates, details of the new school day including staggered start and end times, year group zones, etc.