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Feeling Unwell Procedure


It can be difficult to know whether or not to send your child to school when they are unwell especially during the current Covid-19 pandemic. 

Guidelines, information and advice as to when a child should be kept at home can  be found on the NHS website 


 

DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD TO SCHOOL

IF THEY HAVE ANY OF THE MAIN CORONAVIRUS SYMPTOMS

THEY MUST ISOLATE AND TAKE A PCR TEST

Call or email us immediately if your child has 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 but if you do, a high temperature will read above 38ºC)

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

Visit NHS 111 for an online symptom checker if you are still unsure

If your child falls ill whilst at school with coronavirus symptoms we will call you to collect them. They must follow the guidelines, isolate and get a PCR test.

Stay at home: Guidance for households with possible or confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection

Positive Test Results:

Where a PCR test result returns as positive please follow the procedure below:

The student must isolate at home for 10 days*.

Send in the following information to Admin@wavell.hants.sch.uk including at weekends and in the evenings.

- name of student who has tested positive

- the date their symptoms started

*They may be able to end their self-isolation period before the end of the 10 full days. They can take an LFD test from 6 days after the day their symptoms started, and a second LFD test at least 24 hours later.  If both these test results are negative, and they do not have a high temperature, they may end self-isolation after the second negative test result and return to school.

Update: The Govt has provisionally reduced this to 5 days from Monday 17th January in support of key workers and their institutions

Negative Test Results:

If your child has received a negative PCR test, please ensure you inform us of this so that we know to expect your child back in school.