Please check the latest national and school advice regularly. (This page was last updated on 02.09.21)
Symptoms & Self Isolation
The main symptoms of coronavirus are:
- 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 usually have a cough, 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 normal
Most people with coronavirus have at least 1 of these symptoms.
What to do if you have symptoms
If you have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus:
- Get a PCR test to check if you have coronavirus as soon as possible.
- Stay at home and do not have visitors until you get your test result – only leave your home to have a test.
It is recommended that close contacts also take a PCR test.
If your test result is positive, stay at home and do not leave your house for 10 days.
Use the NHS 111 online Coronavirus service if:
- you feel you can not cope with your symptoms at home
- your condition gets worse
- your symptoms do not get better after 7 days
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
You do not need to call NHS 111 to go into self-isolation.
For a medical emergency dial 999.
We are asking all children, parents/carers and staff to follow this advice to help prevent any possible spread of the virus within our school.
Wash your hands more often than usual, for 20 seconds using soap and hot water.
Hand washing is particularly important after coughing, sneezing and blowing your nose, or after being in public areas where other people are doing so.
Use hand sanitiser if you do not have access to soap and water.
We currently have plenty of stock of hand washing materials for all children and staff to use.
Sneezing & Coughing
To reduce the spread of germs when you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue, or your sleeve (not your hands) if you don’t have a tissue.
If you use a tissue, throw the tissue away immediately.
Wash your hands or use a hand sanitising gel after sneezing/coughing.
We have tissues and soap available in classrooms, toilets and kitchen areas but would be happy for parents/carers to provide children with their own pack of tissues.
Clean and disinfect regularly touched objects and surfaces using your regular cleaning products to reduce the risk of passing the infection on to other people.
We have implemented an enhanced cleaning regime, particularly around high risk areas such as desks, lunch tables, keyboards/mice, door handles etc. We have stocked up on the required cleaning products/materials.
As per Government & Public Health England advice, our school remains open.
We will continue to make use of the following methods to communicate any updates and/or changes to children/parents/carers:
- Text Message Service
- School Website – specifically this page
- School website - Class pages
The school email address firstname.lastname@example.org will continue to be monitored on a daily basis.
To aid communication please could parents/carers ensure we have the most up to date phone & email contact details.
The following external links provide access to useful information on COVID-19 Coronavirus:
NHS Coronavirus Information:
Public Health England Advice:
Department of Education Resources for Parents
Online Teaching Resources to support children with Special Educational Needs: