Information for Parents/Carers
The recognised symptoms of COVID-19 in children has recently been updated and can now include:
- a high temperature or shivering (chills) – a high temperature 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
- a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste
- shortness of breath
- feeling tired or exhausted
- an aching body
- a headache
- a sore throat
- a blocked or runny nose
- loss of appetite
- feeling sick or being sick
The symptoms are very similar to symptoms of other illnesses, such as colds and flu.
If your child has symptoms they should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people if they have any of the above symptoms and they have either:
- have a high temperature
- do not feel well enough to go to school, or do their normal activities
They can go back to school when they feel better and do not have a high temperature.
If your child has tested positive for COVID-19 they should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 3 days after the day they took the test. After 3 days, if they feel well and do not have a high temperature, the risk of passing the infection on to others is much lower.
Children can continue to attend school as normal if someone in their household has tested positive for COVID-19.
For information about how to reduce the spread of infection with the people you live with if there is COVID-19 in the household, please click here.
Reporting a Positive COVID-19 Result to the School
If you are contacting us to report a pupil who has had a positive COVID-19 result, please make sure you’ve included the pupil’s full name, their class and when their symptoms began, or when a positive PCR result was received. Please also include your contact details. Please email email@example.com
After the government's decision not to continue to fund free school meals over the holidays - the County Council and District and City councils are issuing a reminder to all those that are struggling to cope during this pandemic to make contact. This offer of support includes families who may be struggling but are not eligible for free school meals. If you need support please contact the Countywide hub on 03450455219.
These localities will, as they have been for the last seven months, support people to access food and other supplies if they are struggling to provide for their families; and this will include those who are eligible for free school meals during the holidays. Advice and guidance is also made available to ensure families are maximising their eligibility for other benefits.
To read our letter about remote learning, please click here. This letter includes information about remote learning during pupil absence and bubble closure.
For our remote learning protocol, please click here.
Back to School Government Information
Please click here to view the latest government 'Back to School' page.