What are the symptoms of Covid-19?
How do I know the difference between a cold, a flu and coronavirus?
- COVID symptoms: Is it cold, flu or coronavirus?
Sneezing and having a runny nose are not symptoms of coronavirus – they are symptoms of a common cold which many of us will be catching in the months ahead! Your child is likely to be well enough to still come to school or just to need a little rest and then come back as soon as possible.
Public Health England letter to all parents 23.09.20 *here*
What happens if I’m still not sure if they are Covid symptoms or not?
You should keep your child at home to monitor their temperature and their cough closely.
As we’re sure you can understand, having pupils in school at the moment with regular coughs is unsettling both for the pupil, the rest of the class and their teacher. We may call you to come and collect your child and ask you to monitor their temperature and cough closely at home and then for you to make a decision later that day as to whether you think they are covid symptoms or not and therefore whether to get the test and stay at home to self-isolate or whether to return to school.
What happens if my child has any Covid symptoms?
But what if I don’t want my child to take a Covid test?
What happens if another child in my child’s class shows Covid symptoms? Will I know about it?
The school no longer has a responsbility for tracing contacts. We have decided that in the priamry school we will inform you about positive cases as we would for headlice or chickpox. If a child in your child's class has a positive PCR or LFD test, then we will let you know by email. We are doing tihs becuase out primary pupils are not regularly testing as they are in secondary and becuase primary chidlren are in close contact with other members of the class rather than mixing more widely. When we share this information we will not name the pupil, but alert the whole class there has been a positive test.
How do I get tested?
What happens if my child comes into contact with someone who has had a positive test outside of school?