What happens if a child/adult displays symptoms of COVID-19?
If a child or adult begins to show symptoms of COVID-19 they will be taken to the medical room and have their temperature taken (using a thermometer that does not touch them). If their temperature is over 38 degrees a phone call will be made home for a parent/carer to come and collect the child (this must be an adult with whom the child lives). The child will remain in the medical room, supervised until they are collected. If an adult displays symptoms they will leave the school immediately.
The child or member of staff who is unwell MUST go and have a test undertaken to confirm or not that they have COVID-19. If the test is negative, they may return to school, so long as they have recovered from whatever the other illness was. However if the test result comes back positive then NHS Test and Trace will speak directly to those who have been in contact with the child/adult to offer advice. This advice may be that the rest of the bubble or pod may need to self isolate.
It is essential that anyone displaying symptoms must be tested as soon as possible – this is to minimise the risk for all pupils and adults in each bubble. The school will not readmit any child or adult who is sent home with symptoms and a temperature over 38 degrees without proof of testing.
What happens if the school needs to close suddenly?
A Rapid Closure Protocol has been written which we will follow in the event that we need to close suddenly. If this is activated we will make contact with all parents. You must ensure that you are easily contactable whilst your child is at school. If the school needs to close rapidly it may mean you are given no notice and that you are asked to collect your child immediately.
How will first aid be administered?
All bubbles either contain or have access to a qualified first aider. Where possible this person will administer first aid within their bubble setting and the children will not need to be taken anywhere else.
What if I have more questions?
Please do not hesitate to contact the school if you have any further queries. The phone number is 0207 254 1010 and the email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your ongoing support during this challenging time.