Actions to take if an individual from your setting tests positive for COVID-19
If someone from your setting has a positive lateral flow device (LFD) test taken at home:
|· they should self-isolate straightaway and report their test result|
· they should book a confirmatory PCR test as soon as possible, either online, through the NHS COVID-19 app, or by calling 119 and continue to self-isolate whilst awaiting results of the PCR test
· any unvaccinated adults in their household should self-isolate whilst awaiting their PCR result, unless they are exempt
Settings are not expected to order PCR tests on behalf of their staff or students.
In accordance with the government guidelines, we would ask that parents are vigilant/alert. For all children who are attending school if they or anyone in their households develops any of the following symptoms they should not come into school and should inform the school of this. Thank you again for your continued co-operation.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Symptoms are the recent onset of any of the following:
a new continuous cough
a high temperature
a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)
If your child or a member of their household has any of the 3 symptoms listed above could you please visit NIDIRECT.GOV.UK/CORONAVIRUS to book at test or call 119, letting the school know this on the 1st day of absence. Could you please ensure that once the test results are known the school is informed both via telephone and email before they return to school.
If you are self-isolating, please can we politely remind you that you should not be leaving your home which includes driving your child to school even if you come and remain in a car. If your child does not need to isolate, they can still come to school but would need to be brought in by another adult, please abide by the guidelines given. If you need any support or guidance, please contact the school office.