St Peter's CoE Primary School

Symptoms & Absence Reporting

From September 6th 2021 (Start of new academic year) the majoirty of Covid restrictions have been removed by the government. The main being the 'bubble' status and need for children to self isolate. The table below outlines the current procedures for reporting absences. 

If you have any questions or concerns please contact the office. 

Covid-19 Symptoms

HIGH TEMPERATURE – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature but if you have a thermometer this would be 37.8 or greater)

NEW CONTINUOUS COUGH - this means coughing a lot more than usual in an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours

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

My child has Covid-19 symptoms:

DO NOT COME TO SCHOOL AND BOOK A PCR TEST

Contact school to inform us. Either do this by phoning the office or texting using Teachers2Parents

·       Self-isolate the whole household for 10 days.

·       Get a test.

·       Inform the school immediately about test result

If you are unsure about your child’s symptoms you can refer to information at: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms/

Return after 10 days symptoms started

My child tests positive for Covid-19

DO NOT COME TO SCHOOL

Contact school to inform us either do this by phoning the office or texting using Teachers2Parents

·       Review with the school after 10 days of isolation.

·       Self-isolate the whole household for 10 days (unless double vaccinated or under 18)

 

 

Return when well or 10 days from when symptoms started 

My child falls ill with symptoms not linked with Covid-19

FOLLOW THE USUAL SCHOOL ABSENCE POLICY by reporting this to the office or texting using Teachers2Parents

 

The website below may help families https://lloydspharmacy.com/blogs/coronavirus/difference-between-coronavirus-flu-cold-and-pneumonia

 

Return when feeling better 

Someone in my household has Covid-19 symptoms

Your child can come to school and does not need to self-isolate 

 

Someone in my household tests positive for Covid-19

Your child can come to school and does not need to self-isolate 

 

Track & Trace has identified my child as having had close contact with a confirmed case of Covid-19

DO NOT COME TO SCHOOL

Contact the school and let them know the dates and information given to you by track and trace

 

Return when your child completes the period of isolation without showing any Covid-19 symptoms

My child has travelled and has to self-isolate for a period of quarantine

Do not request holiday absence in term-time

 

Consider quarantine requirements and FCO advice when booking trips.

 

Self-isolate the whole household.

 

Return when the quarantine period has been completed.