Living with COVID - Latest Government Guidance

Living with COVID - Latest Government Guidance

Dear Parents/Carers,

Please be aware that in line with recently-issued Government guidance, there have been a number of changes to the school’s established protocols which are outlined below. 

When children with symptoms should stay at home and when they can return to education

- Children and young people with mild symptoms such as a runny nose, sore throat, or slight cough, who are otherwise well, can continue to attend school but we would ask that you check your child’s temperature before returning them to school.

- Children and young people who are unwell and have a high temperature (37.5 or above) should stay at home and avoid contact with other people.  They can go back to school and resume normal activities when they no longer have a high temperature and they are well enough to attend.

- All children and young people with respiratory symptoms should be encouraged to cover their mouth and nose with a disposable tissue when coughing and/or sneezing and to wash their hands after using or disposing of tissues.

- It can be difficult to know when to seek help if your child is unwell. If you are worried about your child, then you should seek medical help.

If you have chosen to test your child for COVID-19 and the result is positive, we kindly ask that you support our school in keeping your child at home and that they limit their contact with others for 3 days following the day of the test.  This helps us to minimise the risk of transmission and continue to safeguard the whole school community.  Please notify the School Office as soon as possible.  

As a school, we will continue with the following steps to reduce the risk of transmission:

Effective ventilation: we will endeavour to ensure that where practicable, windows and doors are left open  

An enhanced cleaning schedule 

Frequent hand-washing and/or use of hand sanitiser

The school will continue to follow the advice provided by Public Health England and RBK (Local Authority) and will respond to any local outbreaks as advised. As always, we would like to thank you for your ongoing support and cooperation.

Best wishes, 

Mrs S Yay-Walker, Headteacher