We understand that some families may still have concerns about the full re-opening of school in September. However, we hope recent communication has eased some of these anxieties and that it is clear how we have worked tirelessly to reduce risk and ensure school is a safe place for pupils and staff
If your child has a sore throat, they can come to school if they are well enough.
If your child has a headache, snotty nose, slight temperature, they can come to school if they are well enough. If your child has a bit of a cough, a sore throat and a runny nose, they can come to school if they are well enough. If they not well enough, then keep them home like you would normally do, for a few days until they feel better. They do not need to be tested for Covid 19.
If your child has Covid 19 symptoms of:
- a new continuous cough,
- a fever (temperature of 37.8 degrees C or higher),
- loss of or change in normal sense of taste or smell
then they, and their siblings, must stay at home. You should arrange a test by visiting nhs.uk or telephoning 119. When you receive the test results you must inform school, along with evidence, as soon as possible.
I am sure you are wondering what to do if your child does have Covid symptoms, but other symptoms as well; for example a temperature, a cough and a snotty nose. In this situation, I would play it safe and get a test done.
If your child has a snotty nose, a sore throat, a cough – this is more likely to be a cold, and doesn’t need a test, but your child would probably benefit from a day at home for observation and to feel better.
Please remember that sore throats and snotty noses are not symptoms of Covid 19.
If you are still not sure, please remain focused on the symptoms and seek advice.