There have been a number of positive COVID cases in year 4. If your child is displaying symptoms please test them with a lateral flow test. If the test is positive, please ensure the current guidelines are followed:
How long to stay at home
If you have COVID-19, you should stay at home while you're infectious to others.
This can be for up to 10 days from when your symptoms start. Many people will no longer be infectious to others after 5 days.
You can do a rapid lateral flow test from 5 days after your symptoms started (or the day you had the test if you do not have symptoms) and another the next day.
If both tests are negative and you do not have a high temperature, you're less likely to pass COVID-19 to others and you can go back to your normal routine.
If your test result is positive on day 5, you can carry on doing rapid lateral flow tests every day until you get 2 negative test results in a row.
If your child is displaying one of the key symptoms of COVID-19, a PCR test should still be obtained as per government guidelines:
If you have symptoms of COVID-19
Get a PCR test as soon as possible if you have any of these symptoms, even if mild:
a high temperature
a new, continuous cough
a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste
Thank you for your cooperation,
Mrs J Nash
Head of School
Christ Church Junior School