You no longer need to use the online reporting form to report COVID cases. Please report COVID absences as you would any other illness via the school office at email@example.com or 01789 267015.
If you have one of the three main symptoms of COVID-19 you must isolate and book a PCR test (as long as you have not tested positive in the last 90 days). Please book online at: https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test
Testing is being phased out but currently Lateral Flow Testing has replaced the PCR test if children are a close contact. Public Health (now UKHSA) are asking children and/or parents to undertake lateral flow tests daily in circumstances where they are a likely close contact (unless they have tested positive in the last 90 days). We will advise parents of this based on the information we have on the number of cases in each class. Children will not be asked to complete daily lateral flow tests for each case reported. For information regarding access to lateral flow tests see:
Should the PCR (or any lateral flow testing) yield a positive result, you should isolate and follow national “Stay at Home” guidance:
We are asking you to do this to reduce the further spread of COVID 19 to others in the community. If you need support with isolation, please contact Warwickshire County Council on 0800 408 1447.
What to do if your child develops symptoms of COVID 19
For most people, especially children, COVID-19 will be a mild illness.
The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are recent onset of:
• new continuous cough and/or
• high temperature and/or
• a loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)
If your child develops any of these symptoms of COVID-19, they should remain at home and arrangements should be made for them to be tested. This should be a NHS PCR test and NOT a rapid lateral flow. At that time, household members who are over 18 years and 6 months and not fully vaccinated, must also stay at home, not go to work, school or public areas, even for exercise.
Testing can be arranged online: https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test
When the result of the child’s test is known further advice will be available.
There are things you can do to help reduce the risk of you and anyone you live with getting ill with COVID-19:
• wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
• use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
• wash your hands as soon as you get home
• cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
• put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards