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COVID-19 Related Pupil Absence

A Quick Reference Guide for Parents

What to do if... Action Needed Return to school when...
My child has COVID-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 for more than an hour or three or more coughing episodes in 24 hours
  • A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste - this means that 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 YOUR TEST RESULTS

The test comes back negative
My child tests positive for COVID-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 after 10 days even if they have a cough or loss of taste/smell.
These symptoms can last for several weeks

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 symptoms not linked to COVID-19 Follow the usual school absence policy procedure After 48 hours following the last bout of sickness/diarrhoea if this is the cause of absence
Someone in my household has COVID-19 symptoms

DO NOT COME TO SCHOOL

Contact school
Self-isolate the whole household for 14 days
Household members to get tested

INFORM SCHOOL IMMEDIATELY ABOUT TEST RESULTS

The test comes back negative
Someone in my household tests positive for COVID-19

DO NOT COME TO SCHOOL

Contact school
Agree an earliest date for possible return (minimum of 14 days)

Your child has completed 14 days of isolation
NHS Test & Trace has identified my child has been in close contact with someone with symptoms of confirmed COVID-19

DO NOT COME TO SCHOOL

Contact school

Agree an earliest date for possible return (minimum of 14 days)

Your child has completed 14 days of isolation
We/my child has travelled and has to self-isolate as a period of quarantine Do not take unauthorised leave during term time
Consider quarantine requirements and FCO advice when booking travel
Returning from a destination where quarantine is needed
Agree an earliest date for possible return (minimum of 14 days from return date)
Self-isolate whole household
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
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
My child's bubble is closed due to a COVID-19 outbreak in school

DO NOT COME TO SCHOOL

At home support your child with remote education provided by school
Your child will need to isolate for 14 days

School will inform you when the bubble will be reopened

 

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