Shortbrook Primary School are still committed to keeping staff, children, visitors and the local community safe from Covid-19.
We are continuing to ask for your support in keeping your child/ren away from school if they are unwell with any of the symptoms listed below. Ideally we would like you to complete a Lateral Flow Test to confirm whether it is Covid-19 or not, these can be purchased from most chemists and supermarkets.
Keeping your child away from school will minimize the possibility of infecting other children and staff and therefore reduce the likelihood of any disruption to their education.
Coronavirus Symptoms (as at 22/08/22)
Symptoms of COVID-19 can include:
- a high temperature or shivering (chills) – a high temperature means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
- a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours
- a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste
- shortness of breath
- feeling tired or exhausted
- an aching body
- a headache
- a sore throat
- a blocked or runny nose
- loss of appetite
- feeling sick or being sick
The symptoms are very similar to symptoms of other illnesses, such as colds and flu.
Self-Isolation Guidance for Children (as at 22/08/22)
If a child or young person has a positive COVID-19 test result they should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 3 days after the day they took the test, if they can. After 3 days, if they feel well and do not have a high temperature, the risk of passing the infection on to others is much lower, then they can return to school. This is because children and young people tend to be infectious to other people for less time than adults.
Children and young people who usually go to school, college or childcare and who live with someone who has a positive COVID-19 test result should continue to attend as normal.
Remote education plan
How your child will continue their learning at home during isolation.