If your child tests positive for COVID-19: Updated Guidance 6/12/2022
If your child tests positive for COVID-19 they should stay at home for 3 days following their positive test. If they have, or subsequently develop symptoms, they should also wait until they are well. After 3 days, if they feel well and do not have a high temperature, the risk of passing the infection on to others is much lower and they can return to nursery/school as normal. If your child has diarrhoea, vomiting or high temperature and is unwell, then they should not attend school or mix with others outside of school, until they no longer have a high temperature and are well enough to attend. If your child has mild respiratory symptoms, like a runny nose, sore throat, or slight cough but are otherwise well, they can continue to attend their school or nursery.
The government guidance for Covid is as follows:
- Legal self-isolation in the event of a positive case is no longer a legal requirement.
This means that:
- If any child or adult is unwell and has symptoms they are advised to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for as long as the symptoms last, usually about 5 days.
- If staff or children return well but are still testing positive they are to remain masked until they have a negative result to prevent passing on the infection.
- Children/Staff should attend if they are well
- Children/Students should stay at home if they are unwell – we will refuse entry to those that are symptomatic or are clearly unwell.
- If a child becomes unwell during the school day, as we do, parents would be requested to take the child home until they are well enough to return.
- If a family member is unwell but the child is not, the child can still attend nursery/school.
- We will keep spaces well ventilated
- Children and staff can choose to wear a face covering in crowded and enclosed spaces, especially where coming into contact with people you do not usually meet and when rates of transmission are high
- All will continue to follow the advice of washing hands and “Catch it, Bin it, Kill it”
Resources for Children
Dear Parent/Carers below are links to great resources to help children to understand Coronavirus, what it is and isn't. If you find any other ones, please let us know so we can share with our school community: