Below is a list of questions to check if your child should come to school. Isolating at the right time, reduces the infection risk to the whole school community.
Should I send my child to school?
1) Someone in my house has a temperature, new dry cough, loss of taste and smell.
NO - children will need to isolate for 10 days from the day the first symptoms appeared.
2) Someone in my house doesn't feel "right" and has gone for a COVID test.
NO - if your household is awaiting a test result, the whole house must isolate until the results come back.
3) My child has a temperature, but it went away after an hour and they feel okay now.
NO - the child should get a COVID test. Children rarely get the full range of symptoms, a small temperature could be all they get, however they would still be infectious to adults. The whole family should isolate for 10 days if the test is positive.
4) My child gets a temperature, new cough or loss of taste or smell.
NO - these are typical COVID symptoms and they child must be tested and the whole house must self-isolate.
5) For January 2021: Due to the increased infection rates, we are asking children who are unwell in anyway: sickness, upset tummy, sore throats to NOT come to school and to get a COVID test.