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Corona Virus (Covid 19) Advice to Parents



As you are aware, on Tuesday 29 March, the government set out the next steps for living with COVID-19 in England from Friday 1 April.


The updated guidance advises: children and young people who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and avoid contact with other people. They can go back to school when they no longer have a high temperature, and they are well enough to attend.   Adults with a positive COVID-19 test result should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days, which is when they are most infectious.


For children and young people aged 18 and under, the advice is for 3 days The link below provides detailed guidance of symptoms in children and what steps to follow should your child display any such symptoms.


Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms in children - NHS

Information: There's more advice: for children aged 12 and over who are at highest risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19 and are eligible for COVID-19 treatments; about how to look after yourself at home if you have COVID-19 or symptoms of COVID-19


The guidance outlines the following recommended advice for children.


What to do if your child has symptoms:

Your child should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people if they have symptoms of COVID-19 and they either:


· have a high temperature

· do not feel well enough to go to school or do their normal activities


They can go back to school when they feel better or do not have a high temperature. If your child has mild symptoms such as a runny nose, sore throat or mild cough, and they feel well enough, they can go to school, college or childcare.


Encourage your child to cover their mouth and nose with a tissue when they cough or sneeze, and to wash their hands after using or throwing away tissues. Most children who are unwell will recover in a few days with rest and plenty of fluids.


There is guidance for people with COVID-19 symptoms and other respiratory infections on GOV.UK.


If your child is absent for any reason it is essential that the school be informed. Please remember to inform us each day your child is absent. Please also remember that help is available from NHS 111 if you're worried about your child or you are not sure what to do.

Child Protection Policy COVID Addendum - January 2021