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Information regarding Self Isolation

Information Regarding Self Isolation

As the country enters the delay phase of the UK response to COVID 19, there has been clear guidance from Public Health England.

If your child, shows symptoms of a high temperature or a new continuous cough, families must self-isolate for 7 days. You MUST inform the school if you feel that this is necessary for your family.

Self-Isolation DO’s and DON’Ts

  • DO only follow this guidance if there is a high temperature or a new continuous cough.
  • DON’T self-isolate for sore throats, upset stomachs, headaches etc
  • DO telephone the school to say that you are self-isolating and inform the school of the symptoms you or your child has and when they started.
  • If you are self-isolating DON’T leave your house – you cannot visit public buildings/school site
  • If you are self-isolating DON’T send your child back to school until the 7day isolation period has finished
  • DO carry on with your normal day if you do not have a high temperature or a new continuous cough
  • DON’T self-isolate as a precaution – this is NOT Public Health England advice (yet!).

Self-isolation is a big decision and should not be taken in the absence of any symptoms or the wrong symptoms. It is important for all adults to be as calm and factual as possible around children to avoid unnecessary anxiety. Parents should NOT be keeping children at home if they are well. If children are well they need to be in school, free from worry, playing with their friends.