Parent Feedback - 14.9.2020
If your child has any of the following symptoms, they should remain at home and a test be carried out:
- new continuous cough
- high temperature
- a loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia).
The flowchart below is to help families understand what actions are expected at each stage of the process. This can also be downloading as a PDF file at the bottom of this page.
Common Cold Symptoms
Many children are experiencing cold-like symptoms and parents are unsure how to distinguish between these symptoms and COVID-19. If your child has cold-like symptoms which include any of the COVID-19 indicators, please do not bring them into school and, instead, seek a COVID-19 test.
Although, in most cases, the child is likely to only have a cold, it is important we are cautious and take actions that safeguard other members of the school community.
Accessing a Test
Since mid-week, it appears to have been increasingly difficult for parents to access testing – this is a problem nationally. We are all going to have to be patient until the availability of tests improves to meet the demand.
The following link can be used to access a test www.nhs.uk/coronavirus (call NHS 119 if you do not have access to the internet).
Please follow the guidance on the flowchart for parents when managing a family member with potential symptoms.
Returning to School
When your child returns to school, we will ask to see evidence of the test results. Children will not be allowed onto the premises without this evidence. This is so we can ensure that the other children in school are not exposed to unnecessary risk.
We do understand that having any more time away from school and work is not preferable, however, safety will guide all our decisions about pupils returning to school.