COVID-19 Latest Guidance
The Government have been clear in this evening’s announcement that they are stepping up the measures around self-isolation once again.
As of tomorrow morning (Tuesday 17th March), the self-isolation measures are being extended to ‘anyone who has or lives with someone who has a persistent cough and/or temperature in excess of 37.8 degrees should stay at home for 14 days.’ The development here is that the household must stay isolated together for an extended period of 14 days.
Interpretation of the symptoms is vital here. A runny nose and tickly throat are different to a persistent cough and a fever. It may be that your child is coughing and you want to keep them off for a couple of days to establish if the symptoms are developing into a fever and a persistent cough. If this is the case, we understand and ask you to phone school to talk it through with us. We do not want to keep children and families isolated for 14 days if it is not necessary; equally we have a very clear and very serious responsibility to ensure that families experiencing the persistent cough and/or fever are staying away from school and looking after themselves in self-isolation.
If in any doubt at all call the school and we will give you our most up to date advice.