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Coronavirus Information

Returning to School Arrangements

 

Click on the link below to find our return to school leaflets. 

What will happen if a child or member of staff has the symptoms of coronavirus?

 

Anyone who displays symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) which are a fever, a persistent dry cough, and/or change in sense of taste/smell, must remain off school and get a test. 

 

Tests can be booked online through the NHS testing and tracing for coronavirus website, or ordered by telephone via NHS 119 for those without access to the internet.

 

Whilst waiting for the results of their test, which come in the form of a text message and an e-mail, the individual should self-isolate at home.  

 

If their test comes back negative, the child's parent/carer will telephone the school straight away and forward the e-mail to admin@holdbrook.herts.sch.uk as evidence.  The child must return to school as soon as they are well enough to do so.  

 

If their test comes back positive, the child's parent/carer will telephone the school straight away and forward the e-mail to admin@holdbrook.herts.sch.uk as evidence.  The children and staff who work with that individual will need to self-isolate at home for 14 days and must take a test if they show symptoms of coronavirus.  The Headteacher will also be required to contact the Local Health Protection Team and they will decide whether to involve themselves in proceedings.  

 

The individual who has tested positive must remain off school for 7 days and can return after 7 days if their fever has subsided – please be aware that the cough can last for several weeks once the infection has gone.

 

The other individuals who have been asked to self-isolate can return to school after 14 days so long as they’re not showing symptoms; if they are showing symptoms, they must get tested and remain off school for a further 7 days if they test positive.  If they test negative, they should return to school as soon as they are well enough to do so.     

 

Please remember that the usual coughs and colds that occur frequently in the autumn and winter months will still be in circulation, and so this is why it is important for children, staff and parents/carers to get tested to rule out coronavirus so school life may continue as normal.  We are strongly encouraging families to get the flu vaccine this year and letters have already been circulated. 

Who can I talk to if I'm worried about the virus and how it affects my child's education?

 

You can contact the Department for Education Coronavirus helpline - this helpline has been set up to answer questions about the virus related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline.

 

 

Please click here to read the guidance from the Department for Education for parents and carers regarding the reopening of schools.

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