Covid-19 Symptoms & Advice
Please find the enclosed advice regarding Covid-19.
What are Covid-19 Symptoms?
The main symptoms of coronavirus are:
- 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
To protect others, do not come to school if you have these symptoms. You should also not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital if you have any of these symptoms. Stay at home (self-isolate) and get a test.
Please inform email@example.com if you are isolating due to having Covid-19 symptoms.
I, or someone I live with, have Covid-19 symptoms, what should I do?
To protect others, do not come to school if you have these symptoms. You should also not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital if you have any of these symptoms. Stay at home (self-isolate) and get a test. Visit the guidance on coronavirus (COVID-19) testing and how to arrange to have a test.
Please inform firstname.lastname@example.org if you are isolating due to having covid symptoms.
You must isolate for 14 days or until you have received a negative test result, whichever is sooner. If you test positive for coronavirus you must isolate for a minimum of 7 days, and those you live with for 14 days. If you test negative you may return to school / work.
I have come into contact with someone who has / is suspected to have Covid-19, what should I do?
If it is you or someone in your household you should self-isolate. The NHS guidance is here:
In all other cases you should make yourself aware of symptoms and self monitor. Should you develop symptoms you should then isolate and get a test.
I, or someone I live with, has tested postive for Covid-19, what should I do?
Please refer to the NHS guidance which tells you what each result means and what you should do:
You need to inform the school of your absence and the reason for it using the usual absence contact methods.
If I develop Covid-19 symptoms while at school, what will happen?
You will be taken to the isolation room (Drama Studio) where a member of staff will look after you until your parents / family member come to collect you. The member of staff in this room will be wearing a face mask, goggles, visor, gloves and protective clothing. The room will be well ventilated. If it is a nice day you will likely sit outside until you are collected.
Your parents / family member will collect you from the student gate on Seabrook Road.
You should self-isolate and get tested. You should not return to school until you have either received a negative result or isolated for 14 days, whichever is sooner.