North Waltham Primary School

North Waltham Primary School

North Waltham Primary
‘ We really appreciate the individual knowledge you have about each child and the extra mile you go for every one of them. ’
‘ Thank you to all of you at North Waltham for making his school years such a special period ’
‘ Many thanks to all members of staff for all the hard work and care that is put into making North Waltham such a special school. ’
‘The teacher has done a fantastic job in engaging his mind to focus and learn ’
‘ She has been inspired by great teachers ’
‘ We want to say a big thank you for all your hard work and you have clearly made a difference to his schooling ’
‘ You are all amazing ’
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COVID-19

Symptoms of COVID-19

Please ensure that you read the following NHS online guidance about:

Self-isolation impacts the child and households members (including parents/carers and siblings), so please read it carefully! Remember, if a child or adult has a new continuous cough, a high temperature, or loss of taste or smell, then the child/adult as well as their household must self-isolate immediately. Self-isolation lasts at least 10 days for the person with symptoms. For those in the household (including siblings) without symptoms, they must self-isolate for 14 days; if during those 14 days they develop symptoms, they must self-isolate for at least 10 days from that point. The links above clarify how these timings change if a positive or negative test result is received.

Please do not send a child in if they are showing symptoms. If they are showing symptoms, keep them and the household at home, self-isolate, and try to get a test. Keep the school updated via email/phone!

People can also order home test kits to be sent directly to them. To book an appointment or order a home kit, please visit:

https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test 

This diagram from the BBC News is helpful too.

Testing your child

Letters

Letter to Parents- COVID 19 Edition 4

Letter to Parents- COVID 19 Edition 3

Letter to Parents- COVID 19 Edition 2 

Key Information

Risk Assessment

Class Bubble Booklet

Easy Read Isolation

CORONAVIRUS RELATED ABSENCES QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE

What to do if…

Action needed

Return to school when…

My child has coronavirus 19 symptoms:

HIGH TEMPERATURE – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back

A NEW CONTINUOUS COUGH – this means coughing a lot more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hrs.

A LOSS OR CHANGE TO YOUR SENSE OF SMELL OR TASTE – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything

 

· DO NOT COME TO SCHOOL

· Contact school to inform us

· Self-isolate the whole household for 14 days

· Get a test

· Inform school immediately about test result

…the test comes back negative.

…my child tests positive for coronavirus 19

· DO NOT COME TO SCHOOL

· Contact school to inform us

· Agree an earliest date for possible return. Minimum of 10 days

· Self-isolate the whole household for 14 days

· Bubble isolates/remote learning

...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.

…my child tests negative

· CONTACT THE SCHOOL

· Discuss when your child can come back to school (same day/next day)

… The test comes back negative

…My child is ill with symptons not linked to covid-19

· FOLLOW USUAL SCHOOL ABSENCE POLICY PROCEDURE

After 48 hrs following the last bout of sickness/diarrhoea if this is the cause of absence

…somebody in my household has coronavirus 19 symptoms

· Do not come to school

· Contact school

· Self-isolate the whole household for 14 days

· Household members to get a test

· Inform school immediately about test result

…the household member test is negative.

…somebody in my household has tested positive for coronavirus - 19

· 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 coronavirus

· Do not come to school

· Contact school

· Agree an earliest date for possible return. Minimum of 14 days

 

…the child has completed 14 days of self-isolation

…we/my child travelled and has to self-isolate a 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 school daily

· Self-isolate for 14 days

 

…the quarantine period of 14 days has been completed

…we have received medical advice that my child must resume shielding.

· Do not come to school

· Contact school as required by the pastoral team

· Shield until you are informed that restrictions are lifted and shielding is paused again

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