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COVID 19 Guidance

Last updated 24th February 2022

What are the symptoms of COVID 19?

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

If you have any of these symtoms you must book a PCR test.

Where can I book a PCR test?

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

Where can I order Lateral Flow Tests?

The test for people without symptoms of COVID-19 is called a rapid lateral flow test.

https://www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-rapid-lateral-flow-tests

 
 

As many of you will already be aware the government are in the process of making numerous changes to guidance regarding their Living with Covid-19 plan.  

Further information from the Department of Education states that:

From, Monday 21 February, the Government is removing the guidance for staff and students in most education and childcare settings to undertake twice-weekly asymptomatic testing.

From Thursday 24 February, the Government are removing the legal requirement to self-isolate following a positive test. Adults and children who test positive will continue to be advised to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for at least 5 full days, and then continue to follow the guidance until they have received 2 negative test results on consecutive days.

As a school, we have been very grateful for your support during the pandemic.  You have kept us informed,  allowing us to minimise the impact on our community by being vigilant for symptoms.  Please continue to do so in the coming weeks. 

As a school we will continue to write and share if there are positive cases in your child’s class but will review if there is a need for this to continue as we lead up to Easter.

Thank you for your continued support, it is very much appreciated.

 

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