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John Clifford Primary & Nursery School ‘Be your best. Celebrate success. Together we will be successful.’

Covid-19

Guidance for Parents - Covid-19 Coronavirus at School 
 
IT IS VITAL THAT ALL MEMBERS OF THE SCHOOL COMMUNITY  (Pupils, Parents/Carers and Childcare Providers)  FOLLOW THE NHS TEST AND TRACE PROCESS 

 
MONITOR SYMPTOMS * INFORM SCHOOL * GET TESTED 

 

 

 

 

What are the symptoms of Covid-19?

 

The most common Covid-19 Coronavirus symptoms are: 

 

  • High temperature 
  • New, continuous cough 
  • Loss or change to your sense of smell or taste 

 

What do I do if my child develops Covid-19 Coronavirus symptoms at home? 

 
If your child develops Covid-19 Coronavirus symptoms at home:

 

  • Keep your child at home and follow Government guidance on self-isolation for your household. 
  • Inform school.  
  • Arrange a test for your child. This can be booked using the address https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test, or alternatively contact 111.
  • Inform school of the test result. 
  • If the test is positive you must follow the NHS Test and Trace Process. 
  • If you decide not to take a Covid-19 test, your child and their sibling will be unable to return to school for a period of 14 days.

 

What will happen if my child develops Covid-19 Coronavirus symptoms at school?


If your child develops Covid-19 Coronavirus symptoms at school we will:-

 

  • Isolate your child in a separate room with a member of staff.
  • Contact you to collect them as soon as possible.  
  • Thoroughly clean all rooms and equipment used by the symptomatic person. 
  • Ask you to arrange a test for your child. This can be booked using the address https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test, or alternatively contact 111.
  • Ask you to inform school of the test result. 
  • If the test is positive you must follow the NHS Test and Trace Process. 
  • If you decide not to take a Covid-19 test, your child and their sibling will be unable to return to school for a period of 14 days.

 

What if a member of my child's bubble tests positive for Covid-19 Coronovirus?

 

If a member of your child’s bubble tests positive for Covid-19 Coronavirus:-

 

  • You will be informed via text. 
  • Public Health England will be informed immediately and they will undertake a rapid risk assessment. They will advise the school on its next steps. This could be, for example, deep cleaning, isolation of some pupils or staff members, or close monitoring. 
  • School will follow the advice from Public Health England and will inform parents of the actions they need to take. 
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