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If a child or a parent is self-isolating due to coronavirus-like symptoms (persistent new cough OR high temperature) the isolation period for the WHOLE HOUSEHOLD (not just the individual displaying the symptoms) is now 14 DAYS from the onset of symptoms.
The school register will be amended for pupils off today with these symptoms and they will not be allowed back in school for 14 days from the onset of their symptoms. If your child was off today and has a sibling in school, even if they are not displaying symptoms, they will not be permitted in school for the same period. This also applies if a parent or any other person living in the household is displaying the symptoms.
The same extension to 14 days applies for any staff members in school who are either currently off with the symptoms or who have a household member who is self-isolating.
We will be sending learning packs home very shortly. In the meantime, if you have children at home make sure you check out our recommended websites below.
A coronavirus is a type of virus. As a group, coronaviruses are common across the world. COVID-19 is a new strain of coronavirus first identified in Wuhan City, China in January 2020.
The incubation period of COVID-19 is between 2 to 14 days. This means that if a person remains well 14 days after contact with someone with confirmed coronavirus, they have not been infected.
The following symptoms may develop in the 14 days after exposure to someone who has COVID-19 infection:
Generally, these infections can cause more severe symptoms in people with weakened immune systems, older people, and those with long-term conditions like diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease. There is no evidence that children are more affected than other age groups – very few cases have been reported in children.
The latest information suggests that coronavirus is most likely to spread when there is close contact (within 2 metres) with an infected person. There are two routes by which people could become infected:
There are simple steps that you can take to protect yourself, your family and others:
You can obtain the latest news at:
Department for Education has a helpline 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.email@example.com
- Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)