FAQs during C-19 crisis for Parents
We all have questions about C-19 and how it affects us. Here we try to answer some of those questions about the current situation in school (FAQs further down the page). Updated 05.09.22
What Parents/ Carers need to know about schools during Covid-19 outbreak - click here : translated versions: Arabic Bengali Chinese – traditional Chinese-simplified French Gujarati Polish Portuguese Punjabi Romany Somali Turkish Urdu
CORONAVIRUS – a reminder of the current Government guidelines, click here.
NHS Covid-19 website - click here for info & support
BCC information: For Parents & Carers of children with SEND - click here Mental Health information & support - click here
Bereavement support from: Edward's Trust 'Beyond the Horizon' Child Bereavement UK
Links to resources that can help you help your child with C-19:
Self care support Advice for young people Advice for Parents & Carers
BBC video - how to wear a face mask correctly - click here
The guidelines from the Government were fully relaxed as of 1.4.22. We explain our position here:
As per the DfE/ Government guidelines, currently we insist that children with symptoms or who have tested positive for Covid-19 isolate for (a minimum) of 3 days.
A high temperature: any new high temperature where the person feels hot to touch on their chest or back (you do not need to measure the temperature); A new continuous cough: coughing a lot for more than an hour, or three or more coughing episodes in 24 hours; A loss of, or change in, sense of smell or taste: a noticeable loss of smell or taste or things smell and taste different to normal.
Cold/ flu like symptoms – the delta & variants can present symptoms of sore throat/ runny nose. Please note that common cold symptoms, including runny nose, are normal - keep your child at home for a day or two and if other symptoms don't appear, they can return to school. If other symptoms appear, please get your child tested asap.
If your child is ill, as with any illness, do not send them to school.
Note: Self-isolation for a remaining cough after 7 days is not necessary as the cough can linger for a few days, even weeks, after having the virus.
If you are unsure what to do, please contact the school and double check with us.
If your child is due in school but is self-isolating, you must ring or email the school to inform us of him/her not attending
and the reasons why – as we would normally would expect for any absence.
At all times, as we always expect, please call the school by 9.15am to inform us as to why your child is not in school and keep us informed.
Thank you for your support in these unusual times.