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COVID-19 absence - A quick guide for parents

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) absence

 

A quick guide for parents/carers

 

 

What to do if…

Action needed

Return to school when

…my child has COVID-19 (coronavirus) symptoms

  • Do not come to school
  • Contact school daily
  • Self- isolate
  • Get a test
  • Inform school immediately about test results

…the test comes back negative

…my child tests positive for COVID-19 (coronavirus)  

  • Do not come to school
  • Contact school daily
  • Self- isolate for at least 10 days
  • Inform school immediately about test results

…they feel better. They can return to school after 10 days even if they have a cough or loss of smell/taste. These symptoms can last for several weeks once the infection is gone.

…somebody in my household has  COVID-19 (coronavirus) symptoms

  • Do not come to school
  • Contact school daily
  • Self- isolate
  • Household member to get a test
  • Inform school immediately about test results

…the household member test is negative

…somebody in my household has tested

positive for COVID-19 (coronavirus)

  • Do not come to school
  • Contact school daily
  • Self-isolate for 14 days

…the child has completed 14 days of self-isolation

…NHS test and trace have identified my child as a ‘close contact’ of somebody with symptoms or confirmed COVID-19 (coronavirus)

  • Do not come to school
  • Contact school daily
  • Self-isolate for 14 days

…the child has completed 14 days of self-isolation

…we/my child has  travelled and has to self-isolate as part of a period of quarantine

  • Do not take unauthorised leave in term time
  • Consider quarantine requirements and FCO advice when booking travel
  • Provide information to school as per attendance policy

Returning from a destination where quarantine is needed:

  • Do not come to school
  • Contact the school daily
  • Self-isolate for 14 days

…the quarantine period of 14 days has been completed

 

 …we have received advice that my child must resume shielding

  • Do not come to school
  • Contact the school as advised by the attendance officer/pastoral team
  • Shield until you are informed restrictions are lifted and shielding is paused again

 

 

 

…school/other agencies inform you that restrictions have been lifted and your child can return to school again.

 St Nicholas of Tolentine RC Primary School – 0117 3772260

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