Advice to Parents and Carers

We are following national guidance for educational settings to reduce the risk of spreading the virus. We continue to be vigilant for any cases and will update you as soon as we are aware of any positive test results.

Providing your child is well they can continue to attend as normal.

What to do if your child develops any symptoms of COVID-19

The most common symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • A new continuous cough and/or
  • A consistent high temperature
  • A loss, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)

If your child or anyone in your household develops any of the above symptoms, you can seek advice from NHS111 at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms/coronavirus-in-children/

If your child develops any symptoms they should remain home for at least 10 days from the date their symptoms appeared. We would recommend getting a test as soon as possible. The below link provides further guidance-

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing-and-tracing/get-a-test-to-check-if-you-have-coronavirus/

Other children (whether they are vaccinated or not) and Adults (over the age of 18) who have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccination at least 14 days prior to the positive result are no longer required to self-isolate.  If you live with someone who has tested positive and you have not had both doses of the vaccination at least 14 days previously you are required to self-isolate and must stay at home and not leave for 10 days. The 10-day period starts from the day the first person became unwell. Or until a negative test result is received.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-and-treatment/when-to-self-isolate-and-what-to-do/

If your child is symptomatic and they will not be attending school please email senioradmin@acornparkschool.co.uk and contact us again once the test results have been received.

There are things you can do to help reduce the risk of you and anyone you live with getting ill by following-

  • The guidance on social distancing
  • Wash your hands with soap and water often- for at least 20 seconds
  • Use hand sanitiser if soap and water is unavailable
  • Wash your hands as soon as you return home
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve when you cough or sneeze
  • Put tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards

 

For our current risk assessment, please click here.