If a Child Becomes Unwell:
- If a child has become unwell, at this stage, children in the assigned group can remain on school premises and remain within their assigned group where possible.
- A letter will be sent to the parents of other children within the assigned group.
- If a staff member has become unwell, arrangements will be made to replace the staff member to cover the assigned group
All staff and students who are attending an education or childcare setting will have access to a test if they display symptoms of coronavirus, and are encouraged to get tested in this scenario.
- If a symptomatic child is awaiting collection, they will be moved if to a room where they can be isolated behind a closed door, depending on the age of the child and with appropriate adult supervision if required.
- PPE should be worn by staff caring for the child while they await collection if a distance of 2 metres cannot be maintained (such as for a very young child or a child with complex needs)
If Someone At School Tests Positive:
A letter will be sent out to make the relevant people aware of next steps if any.
- Where the child, young person or staff member tests positive, the rest of their class/assigned group within their childcare or education setting should be sent home and advised to self-isolate for 14 days.
- The other household members of that class/assigned group do not need to self-isolate unless the child, young person or staff member they live with in that group subsequently develops symptoms.