Catcott COVID-19 Guidance
This page signposts you to updated information regarding COVID-19. We understand the level of concern this national issue has generated in schools and the local community and we wanted to reassure you that we are following the latest advice and guidance.
Developments regarding COVID-19 are continuing to be carefully monitored by Public Health England (PHE) and there is currently a national approach in place with PHE, DfE and the NHS. Catcott Primary School is following the national advice and guidance.
What to do if your child develops symptoms of COVID 19
If your child is unwell or develops symptoms of COVID-19 whilst at home, they must not come to school. You must inform the school of your child's absence and arrange a COVID-19 test. You can arrange a test by calling 119 or visiting https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test.
If the test is negative then they may return to school when they feel better.
If the test is positive then you must inform the school and remain at home. You must follow the Government guidelines.
The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are recent onset of:
For most people, COVID-19 will be a mild illness.
If your child does develop symptoms, you can seek advice from the nhs.uk website at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/check-if-you-havecoronavirus-symptoms/. If you are concerned about your child’s symptoms, or they are worsening you can seek advice from NHS 111 at https://111.nhs.uk/ or by phoning 111.
If a child becomes ill whilst at school
The school will follow the latest Government guidelines if a child becomes unwell whilst at school. Here are the key actions:
In a non-emergency:
Returning to school after illness
After a period of illness, your child can return to school based learning either after they have had a negative COVID test result OR completed the isolation period fully.
How to stop COVID-19 spreading
There are things you can do to help reduce the risk of you and anyone you live with getting ill with COVID-19
Links to key Department of Education documents and guidance.