COVID 19 from September 2021

We are all looking forward to a return to a more normal way of life in school from September. However we are very aware that we are still in the midst of a pandemic. You may find the information below helpful.

What happens if there is an outbreak of Coronavirus in the school or community?

From September 2021 all schools are required to have a contingency framework which describes the principles of managing a local outbreak of Coronavirus.

Our contingency framework below outlines the measures which may be taken, who recommends the measures, when measures should be lifted and how those decisions will be made.

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What should I do if someone in my family has symptoms or tests positive for COVID?

Anyone who is unwell and has any of the symptoms below should book a PCR test.

The main symptoms of COVID-19 are:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot, for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours
  • a loss or change to sense of smell or taste – this means they cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

If you test positive or are contacted by NHA Track and Trace and advised to self-isolate it is a legal requirement to do so. The guidance on self-isolation for contacts has changed. It is important that you follow the most up-to-date NHS advice which is available on the NHS website.