Coronavirus Related Absences

All students should attend school from the start of next term, in line with the dates listed here. A small number of students may still be unable to attend in line with public health advice because they are self-isolating and have had symptoms or a positive test result themselves, or because they are a close contact of someone who has coronavirus.

 

If this is the case for your child, please contact us as soon as possible if you have not already done so, to enable us to provide the necessary support for their education. Of course, your child must not attend school if they have Coronavirus symptoms.

Quick Reference Guide >

 

My child has coronavirus symptoms…


Action needed >

  1. Do not come to school
  2. Contact school daily
  3. Self-isolate
  4. Get a test
  5. Inform school immediately about test result
Return to school when > Test comes back negative




My child tests positive for coronavirus…


Action needed >

  1. Do not come to school
  2. Contact school daily
  3. Self-isolate for at least 10 days
  4. Inform school immediately about test result
Return to school when > They feel better. Your child may return to school after 10 days even if they have a cough or loss of smell/taste. These symptoms can last for several weeks one the infection has gone.




NHS test & trace have identified my child as a 'close contact' of somebody with symptoms or confirmed coronavirus…


Action needed >

  1. Do not come to school
  2. Contact school daily
  3. Self-isolate for 14 days
Return to school when > Child has completed 14 days of self-isolation.




Somebody in my household has tested positive for coronavirus…


Action needed >

  1. Do not come to school
  2. Contact school daily
  3. Self-isolate for 14 days
Return to school when > Child has completed 14 days of self-isolation.




Somebody in my household has coronavirus symptoms…


Action needed >

  1. Do not come to school
  2. Contact school daily
  3. Self-isolate
  4. Household member to get a test
  5. Inform school immediately about test result
Return to school when > Householder test comes back negative.




We have received medical advice that my child must resume shielding…


Action needed >

  1. Do not come to school
  2. Contact school as required by the pastoral team
  3. Shield until informed that restrictions are lifted and shielding is paused again
Return to school when > School inform you that restrictions have been lifted and your child can return to school again.




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


Action needed >

  1. Do not take unauthorised leave in term time
  2. Consider quarantine requirements and FCO advice when booking travel
  3. Provide information to the school as per attendance policy
  4. Returning from a destination where quarantine is needed …
  5. Do not come to school
  6. Contact school daily
  7. Self-isolate for 14 days
Return to school when > Quarantine period of 14 days of self-isolation has been completed.





Letter for parents about COVID-19 symptoms

 

Public Health England have produced a letter for schools to distribute to parents which explains when a person requires a coronavirus test and what the symptoms of coronavirus are. The Department would be grateful if you could share and circulate this letter amongst parents at your school.

The intention of the letter is to help prevent children being taken out of school unnecessarily and answer some of the questions parents may have around testing.

You can view the letter here.

 

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