This page has been created to provide one central point for all relevant COVID-19 related information for parents.
Please click here for information regarding what to do if your child displays any of the symptoms of COVID-19 (listed below).
If your child has symptoms, they should self-isolate and you should inform the school by contacting the school absence line as normal (01438 813267, option 1). If this is in the evening or over the weekend, please email email@example.com as it is crucial that we pick your message up immediately.
You should immediately order a PCR test for them. If the PCR result is negative, they can stop self-isolating and return to school. PCR tests can be booked online through the NHS Test and Trace website or by calling 119.
PCR test results will be recorded with NHS Test and Trace automatically, but you should also communicate the result to the school.
If your child gets a positive PCR test result, NHS Test and Trace will contact you, using the details you registered when ordering the PCR test. You and/or your child will be asked a series of specific questions designed to identify who your child has been in close contact with. Being in school with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 will not necessarily mean a person is identified as a close contact.
You will be asked to provide the contact details, if you know them, of any of the individuals – or their parents or guardians – who have been identified as close contacts. NHS Test and Trace will then get in touch with these close contacts and provide appropriate instructions or advice (see below).
From 16 August, if the close contact is under 18, they will not have to self-isolate (in line with the policy for fully vaccinated adults) but will be asked to take an PCR test immediately, other than for very young children identified as non-household contacts, and they will not need to self-isolate while awaiting the results of the test. If the PCR test is positive, they will be required to self-isolate for 10 days from the date of the test. NHS Test and Trace will then get in touch to identify close contacts.
More guidance for households with a possible coronavirus infection can be found here.
If you need to self-isolate, you must do it. Information on exactly what self-isolation means can be found on the Hertfordshire County Council website.
Covid precautions at school
The government have updated the requirements for schools for September, and more information from the Department for Education can be found here.
The latest Risk Assessment can be found below.
If your child is self isolating
If your family are having to isolate for a period of time, think about printing off the diary resource in the link below, which is designed specifically for children in this situation.
Work will be set by your child's class teacher and emailed via the class email. Further work can be found on the Class Pages of the website, and other resources can be found here.
Letter for Parents from the DoE about COVID-19 symptoms
Public Health England have produced a letter for schools to distribute to parents which explains when a person requires a coronavirus test and what the symptoms of coronavirus are. The Department have asked us to share and circulate this letter amongst parents at our school.
The intention of the letter is to help prevent children being taken out of school unnecessarily and answer some of the questions parents may have around testing. Please click on the link below: