Coronavirus guidance has once again been updated for educational settings. We will be following new published guidance on health protection in education and childcare settings, which explains the time period an individual should not attend a setting to reduce the risk of transmission during the infectious stage of an illness.
Updated list of symptoms of respiratory infections, including coronavirus (COVID-19)
- continuous cough
- high temperature, fever or chills
- loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell
- shortness of breath
- unexplained tiredness, lack of energy
- muscle aches or pains that are not due to exercise
- not wanting to eat or not feeling hungry
- headache that is unusual or longer lasting than usual
- sore throat, stuffy or runny nose
- diarrhoea, feeling sick or being sick
Children with mild symptoms such as a runny nose, sore throat, or mild cough, who are otherwise well, can continue to attend their education or childcare setting.
Children and young people who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and where possible avoid contact with other people. They can go back to education or childcare setting when they no longer have a high temperature and they are well enough.
If a child or young person has a positive COVID-19 test result, they should try to stay at home and where possible avoid contact with other people for 3 days after the day they took the test. The risk of passing the infection on to others is much lower after 3 days, and if they feel well and do not have a high temperature.
Children and young people who usually attend an education or childcare setting and who live with someone who has a positive COVID-19 test result should continue to attend as normal.
COVID 19 SY
MPTOMS:•a high temperature–this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
not need to measure your temperature)•aew, continuous cough–this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cou gh, it may be worse than usual)•a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste–this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normalWHAT YOU MUST DO:•IF ANYONE IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD(INCLUDING OBVIOUSLY YOUR CHILD) DISPLAYS ANY OF THESE SYMPTOMS YOU MUST NOT SEND YOUR CHILD INTO SCHOOL. •Your whole householdand support bubblewill need to stay at home,while you arrange for a test for the symptomatic person and await the results. •Please let the school know why your child is abs e nt.•Only the symptomatic person should arrange a test, unless of course an official or GP has advised otherwise. •Whilst your child is off school we will email work for them to do from home, providing they are well.•When test results are through, you must phone the school before you send your child back in. •Please keep trying to get the test booked if you encounter delays.•We recommend you refer to goverae f households with possible or confirmed coronavirus (COVID–19) infection”by searchingon the