Last updated 11th May 2022
We appreciate that our children have had a disrupted period following lockdown and are trying to encourage them to be in school whenever possible. However, whilst there are still cases of Covid-19 in our community it to be important for us all to maintain good hand hygiene and to keep spaces well ventilated. Also, according to the NHS website, the symptoms and what to do if you or your child has symptoms remain the same,
The main symptoms of COVID-19 are:
- A high temperature.
- A new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot, for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours.
- A loss or change to sense of smell or taste – this means they cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal Other symptoms linked with COVID-19 include shortness of breath, fatigue, loss of appetite, muscle ache, sore throat, headache, stuffy or runny nose, diarrhoea, nausea and vomiting. Any of these symptoms may also have another cause.
What to do if your child has symptoms (this advice applies to children under the age of 18 only)-
If your child has any of the main symptoms and tests positive for COVID-19
1. Keep them at home for 3 days following the day that they first tested positive.
2. Try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people. After 3 days, if they feel well and no longer have a high temperature, the risk of passing infection onto others is much lower and they no longer need to isolate.
The full guidance can be found here.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the office.