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COVID-19 guidance for parents/carers

It is important that families know what to do when a pupil or someone in the household shows symptoms of COVID-19.

1 Symptoms of COVID-19

The 3 main symptoms are :

  • A high temperature
  • A new continuous cough
  • A loss of taste or smell

2 What should I do if my child or someone in the household displays symptoms of COVID-19?

  • Don't send your child to school (phone school to say your child is showing symptoms)
  • Keep your child at home and arrange for a COVID-19 test by phoning 119 or visiting nhs.uk/coronavirus
  • Positive test result for your child means they must stay off school for 10 days but if negative they can return when they feel better.
  • A positive test result for a member of the household means that the whole household must self isolate for 14 days from when the symptoms started.

3 How school responds if a confirmed case of COVID-19 at Highfield Primary.

  • If a member of staff or pupil tests positive we will follow the most up to date guidance from the Department of Education alongside our Local Public Health team.
  • Our classes are all in class bubbles. If a member of any bubble tests positive then that bubble will need to self isolate but the rest of the school will stay open.