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Symptomatic Testing

We ask that parents are particularly vigilant in order to identify if your child is displaying any COVID-19 symptoms. If your child does display any of the three main COVID-19 symptoms: fever, a new and continuous cough or loss of smell and/or loss of taste they should not attend school until they have received a negative PCR test. If a positive PCR test result is received (day 1), your child can return to school on ‘day 8’, if they have received a negative lateral flow test on ‘day 6’ and ‘day 7’. If your child returns a positive lateral flow test, they must self-isolate for the full 10 days.

 

Asymptomatic Testing (from Tuesday 11th January 2022)

If your child doesn’t have any COVID-19 symptoms and receives a positive lateral flow test, you no longer need to take them for a confirmatory PCR test. The lateral flow test result stands. If a positive lateral flow test result is received (day 1), your child can return to school on ‘day 8’ if they have received a negative lateral flow test on ‘day 6’ and ‘day 7’. If your child returns a positive lateral flow test at this point, they must self-isolate for the full 10 days.

 

Close Contacts

If your child is identified as a close contact, you are strongly advised to test your child using lateral flow tests every day for 7 days.

 

Please contact the school office to inform us as soon as possible if your child tests positive for COVID-19.

 

We continue to remind the children about the importance of regular handwashing and good respiratory hygiene, e.g. covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, in school and at home. It is important for us to ensure that classrooms are well-ventilated by opening windows. Children are able to wear a dark fleece as an extra layer to help keep them warm in class.

 

We encourage all adults and secondary school age pupils within family households to access asymptomatic LFD testing.

 

We would really appreciate your continued support with this to keep everyone in our school community safe.

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