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Covid-19 related pupil absence
A quick reference guide for parents and staff (September 2020)
What to do if… Action Needed Return to school when…
…my child has Covid-19
symptoms.
- Do not come to school
- Contact school to inform us
- Self-isolate the whole household
- Get a test
- Inform the school immediately about the
test result
…the test comes back negative or a
period of 10 days has passed since
the symptoms started, and the
child feels well.
…my child tests positive for
Covid-19.
- Do not come to school.
- Contact school to inform us.
- Agree an earliest date for possible return
(minimum of 10 days).
- Self-isolate the whole household.
…10 days have passed since
symptoms began, even if they still
have a cough or loss of taste/smell.
(These symptoms can last for
several weeks.)
AND the child feels well AND is
fever free for 48 hours.
…my child tests negative. - Contact school to inform us.
- Discuss when your child can come back (same
day/next day).
…the test comes back negative.
…my child is ill with symptoms
not linked to Covid-19.
- Do not come to school.
- Contact school to inform us.
- Ring on each day of illness.
…after 48 hours following the last
bout of sickness or diarrhoea (as
per attendance policy)
…someone in my household
has Covid-19 symptoms.
- Do not come to school.
- Contact school to inform us.
- Self-isolate the whole household.
- Household member to get a test.
- Inform school immediately about test result.
…the test comes back negative.
…someone in my household
tests positive for Covid-19.
- Do not come to school.
- Contact school to inform us.
- Agree an earliest date for possible return
(minimum of 14 days).
- Self-isolate the whole household.
…the child has completed 14 days
of isolation.
…NHS test and trace has
identified my child as a close
contact of somebody with
symptoms or confirmed
Covid-19.
- Do not come to school.
- Contact school to inform us.
- Agree an earliest date for possible return
(minimum of 14 days).
…the child has completed 14 days
of isolation.
…NHS test and trace has
identified a household
member (other than my child)
as a close contact of
somebody with symptoms or
confirmed Covid-19.
- The household member must self-isolate for
14 days.
- Child can continue to attend school.
…child can continue to attend
school
… a sibling attending another
school has been sent home to
self-isolate due to their being
a positive case in their school.
- Sibling must self-isolate for 14 days.
- Potters Green children can continue to
attend.
…child can continue to attend
school
… my child has travelled
abroad from a country or
territory that is NOT on the
exempt list of countries.
If returning from a destination where
quarantine is needed*:
- minimum of 14 days self-isolation for all
those who travelled.
- contact school to inform us you are back in
the country and we will agree an earliest date
for possible return to school.
- Self-isolate the whole household.
*Foreign, Commonwealth & Development
Office (FCDO) – for up to date travel
information
…the quarantine period of 14 days
has been completed.
… my child has travelled
abroad from a country or
territory that IS on the
exempt list of countries.
If returning from a destination where
quarantine is NOT needed:
- Check the current Exempt countries and
territories list to confirm the country you have
travelled from or through is on the exempt list.
- Ring school to inform us you have returned to
the UK and agree a return date to school.
… you have informed the office of
your return to the UK (the office
will ask you a few questions about
your travel).
…I have travelled from a
country that requires us to
quarantine (but my child
didn’t travel).
- As long as you do not have / have not had
symptoms in the last 14 days, your child can
continue to attend school.
- The person who has travelled MUST NOT
leave the house, including to do pick-ups and
drop offs.
…child can continue to attend
school
…we have received medical
advice that my child must
resume shielding.
- Do not come to school.
- Contact school to inform us.
- Shield until you are informed that restrictions
are lifted and shielding is paused again.
…school inform you that
restrictions have been lifted and
your child can return to school
again.
…you receive medical advice that
your child may return to school.
…my child’s bubble is closed
due to a Covid-19 outbreak in
school.
- Child must not come to school.
- Support your child at home with remote
education provided by your school.
- Your child will need to self-isolate for 14 days.
- Other siblings may continue to attend school.
…school inform you that the
bubble will be reopened.
… I am unable to get a test for
someone in the household
who has symptoms
If you are not able to get a test in the first 5
days of having symptoms, your child and
anyone they live with must stay at home and
self-isolate for 14 days. Anyone in your
support bubble must also stay at home.
…the child has completed 14 days
of isolation.
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