Symptoms of covid or a positive test
Children who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and avoid contact with other people. They can go back to school, college or childcare when they no longer have a high temperature, and they are well enough to attend.
Children with a positive COVID-19 test result should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 3 days, which is when they are most infectious.
The government has published its plan for living with COVID-19. You will not be legally required to self-isolate if you test positive for COVID-19, however, the advice remains to stay at home if you can and avoid contact with other people which school fully endorses. You should follow public health advice on when to self-isolate and what to do.
This page is designed to keep you up to date on the changes we have made and informed on any new developments. Government advice can also be found below.
The full suite of government guidance for schools can be found here.
Keeping our school community safer
Maintaining the safety of our pupils and staff remains paramount and the organisation, restrictions and procedures in place are subject to regularly reviewed risk assessment - see below.
While coronavirus (COVID-19) remains in the community, this means making judgements for our school about how to balance and minimise any risks through proportionate protective measures.
System of controls
- Ensure good hygiene for everyone.
- Maintain appropriate cleaning regimes.
- Keep occupied spaces well ventilated.
- Continue to ask those with confirmed cases of COVID-19 to stay at home.
Response to any infection:
- Respond to any outbreak by following local health protection team advice.
Outbreak Management Plan
The government has made it a national priority that education and childcare settings should continue to operate as normally as possible.
In some circumstances, it may be necessary for the school to implement the outbreak management plan.