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Coronavirus Information

The most important symptoms of COVID-19 are recent onset of any of the following:

  • a new continuous cough
  • a high temperature
  • a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)

 

For most people, COVID-19 will be a mild illness. There are several other symptoms linked with COVID-19. These other symptoms may have another cause and are not on their own a reason to have a COVID-19 test. If you are concerned about your symptoms, seek medical advice.

 

What to do if your child develops COVID-19 symptoms:

  1. You and your family must stay at home and self-isolate. Do not send your child to school. 
  2. Organise a COVID-19 test by calling 119 or order online at https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test 
  3. Inform the school office - either call us on 01858 462528 during school hours to let us know that your child has symptoms or out of hours, email the following address: office@littlebowden.leics.sch.uk

 

POSITIVE TEST RESULT -

  • Contact the school immediately - either telephone the school office during school hours or email office@littlebowden.leics.sch.uk out of school hours
  • Your child must self-isolate for 10 days from the onset of symptoms and the rest of the household must self-isolate for 10 days – follow the Government guidance on the link below:
  • The school will contact the Local Health Prevention Team who will work with the headteacher to risk assess the situation and decide which adults and children have been in close contact with the confirmed case. These adults and children will need to self-isolate for 10 days and will be contacted as soon as possible by email or telephone. If they remain well, only the child or adult who has been in close contact with the confirmed case will need to isolate - the rest of the household don't need to unless the child or adult goes on to develop symptoms.
  • All other families with children at the school will be informed of the confirmed case in a separate email. These children can continue to attend school as normal.
  • To protect the confidentiality of the adult or child we will not share any information about their class, year group or any other identifiable information with the wider community. We will also not share information on our school websites or social media pages. Everyone who needs to be informed will be informed.

 

NEGATIVE TEST RESULT - 
Your child can return to school if they feel well enough to do so and the rest of the family can stop self-isolating.

 

 

What to do if you, as a parent, develop COVID-19 symptoms:

  1. You and your family must stay at home and self-isolate. Do not send your child/children to school. 
  2. Organise a COVID-19 test by calling 119 or order online at https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test 
  3. Inform the school office to let us know the reason for your child/children's absence.

 

POSITIVE TEST RESULT - 

Your child/children and the rest of the household must self-isolate for 10 days from the onset of your symptoms. If anyone else in the household then goes on to develop symptoms then they should book a test and the isolation period of 10 days starts again for everyone else in the household – follow the Government guidance on the link below:

 

NEGATIVE TEST RESULT -
Your child/children can return to school as long as they do not have any symptoms.

 

 

For more information ­

Government guidance on what to do if a member of your household has COVID-19 symptoms: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection

 

 

 

Department for Education Coronavirus helpline

A new helpline was launched to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:

Phone: 0800 046 8687
Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)

  • No school should close in response to a suspected (or confirmed) COVID-19 case unless advised to do so by Public Health England.

 

Where to find the latest information

Updates on COVID-19:

Guidance for educational settings:

Travel advice for those travelling and living overseas:

 
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