Logic School – Covid Symptoms and Arrangements for Students and Parents – September 2020
If your child or any member of your family is displaying COVID symptoms you must not send your child into school. These symptoms are identified below and are different to a normal cold, sore throat, etc.
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)
- 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
You must inform us through the normal attendance channels why a child is absent from school, whether they have COVID 19 symptoms or another illness or issue.
This means a call to 02088313001 and talking to our attendance officer Sam Bennett.
If your child has COVID 19 symptoms, they must self isolate at home and you must immediately book at COVID test at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing-and-tracing/get-a-test-tocheck-if-you-have-coronavirus/
If your child displays symptoms in school, they will be isolated in the medical room until they can be collected. Please note that it is crucial that we can contact a parent or a family member at all times. You must ensure that your numbers on our system are updated on a regular basis.
Once your child has received their test results, you must inform the school immediately. Again, you should call 02088313001.
- If the test is positive, you should then follow the government guidance on self isolation as shown below and at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-and-treatment/when-to-self-isolate-and-what-to-do/
- If the test is negative, your child may return to school when they are feeling better.
If you have tested positive for coronavirus, you’ll usually need to self-isolate for at least 10 days. If you or your child tests positive, all household members will also need to self isolate for 14 days.
You’ll usually need to self-isolate for 14 days if:
- someone you live with has symptoms or tested positive
- someone in your support bubble has symptoms or tested positive
- you’ve been told by NHS Test and Trace that you’ve been in contact with someone who has coronavirus.
It is important that the above procedures are followed if we are to limit the spread of the virus within our school and our community. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s Achievement Coordinator ASAP or call and speak to our attendance officer Sam Bennett on 020 88313001.