Children with Covid symptoms
CHILDREN WITH SYMPTOMS OF CORONAVIRUS: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
If your child has one of these symptoms they must stay at home. Any siblings must also stay at home:
- New continuous cough
- Temperature of 37.8 degrees celsius or above.
- Loss of smell and/or taste
If your child comes to school and has one of these symptoms we will send them and any siblings home.
What should I do if my child has symptoms?
If your child has any of the symptoms you must book a test as quickly as possible either via www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing-and-tracing /get-a-test-to-check-if-you-have-coronavirus or by phoning 911.
We have a small number of home-testing kits onsite and we have been asked to keep these for staff members at the moment.
My child has had the test and it is negative what happens next?
You need to provide us with written evidence of the negative test. This is usually a screenshot of the result emailed to the school. Once we have this your child and any siblings can return.
If you do not provide the evidence, we will ask you to remain at home for 14 days. This is on health and safety grounds and on guidance given by the London Borough of Enfield. It is to protect others in the school as there has been no written evidence provided that a test has been undertaken, nor of the result.
My child has had a positive test what happens next?
You must let the school know as soon as possible. If this is during the weekend or out of office hours please complete the contact form below. During office hours (8.30-5pm) you can phone the office 020 8807 4292.
The school will then call the London Covid Response Cell who will instruct the school what to do next such as asking class or year group to Self-Isolate.
Your household must self-isolate for 14 days.
I cannot get a test quickly or nearby. What should I do?
We appreciate that families are finding it difficult when trying to book a test, however your child/ren cannot return until this has been done. We have a very small number of tests onsite and we have been asked to keep them for staff members (this may change in the future if we secure more tests).
If your child has been at home for 14 days and no longer has any symptoms there is no need to keep trying to book a test and your child can return to school.
I've just found out my child (or someone in the household) has tested positive and its the weekend. What should I do?
Please complete the form below as soon as possible.
POSITIVE RESULT: WEEKEND FORM
To be used by families to notify us of a positive result. Only use this form if it is the weekend. Please include your child's name, class and address. Please include in other children affected.