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Covid-19 Update

Dear Parent,

In addition to information already provided please note the following:

  • See summary grid below advising on courses of action in various scenarios
  • COVID-19 Symptoms reminder

A high temperature – this 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 (if you have a cough, it may be worse than usual)

A loss of or change in sense of smell or taste

Gastrointestinal Symptoms (diarrhoea and vomiting)

  • Often parents contact school about whether or not a child should be sent to school as the child has a ‘cold’. In simple terms – if the child has a new cough of any sort (or a temperature) please err on the side of caution and do not send them to school.

What to do if …

Action Needed …

My Child has coronavirus symptoms

  • Do not come to school
  • Self-isolate
  • Get a test
  • Inform school immediately about test result

My child tests positive for coronavirus

  • Do not come to school
  • Inform school immediately about the test result
  • Self-isolate for at least 10 days

My child tests negative for coronavirus

  • Do not come to school – until all symptoms clear. If one of the symptoms is a high temperature. The pupil must stay at home for 48 hours after the first recorded ‘normal’ reading.
  • Inform school immediately about the test result

Somebody in my household has coronavirus symptoms

  • Do not come to school
  • Household member to get a test
  • Inform school immediately about the test result

Somebody in my household has tested positive with coronavirus

  • Do not come to school
  • Inform school immediately about the positive test result
  • Self-isolate for 14 days

The track and trace scheme/app has identified my child as a close contact of somebody with symptoms of confirmed coronavirus

  • Do not come to school
  • Self-isolate for 14 days

My child has travelled abroad and has to self-isolate as part of the quarantine procedures

  • Returning from a destination where quarantine is needed – Do not come to school
  • Self-isolate for 14 days
  • Provide information to the school as per attendance policy

 

Staff or pupils in my child’s bubble have tested positive

  • Do not come to school
  • Everyone in the bubble must self-isolate for 14 days
  • Take a test