Thank you for all of your on-going support over these last fifteen months.
A respectful reminder that if your child or anyone in your household has any of the three most common symptoms of Covid-19 – a fever (feels hot to touch), a continuous cough or a loss/change of taste or smell – your child must not come to school, the whole household should isolate and a PCR test should be booked. WE ARE UNABLE TO ACCEPT THE RESULTS OF THE 30 MINUTE LATERAL FLOW DEVICES OR BEING TOLD ‘WE KNOW THAT IT ISN’T COVID’. Although we empathise with this, we have strict guidelines that we have to follow.
in addition, a new list of wider symptoms was published which we shared before half term.
- Flu-like symptoms, which are not caused by known conditions such as hay fever, including any of the following – muscle ache or pain, excessive tiredness, persistent headache, runny or blocked nose, persistent sneezing, sore throat and/or hoarseness, shortness of breath or wheezing
- Generally feeling unwell and a history of being in contact with a known Covid-19 case
- Any new or change in symptoms following a previous negative test
Individuals can book a test because of these symptoms but at present are not required to isolate whilst awaiting results. This includes children who can continue to attend school as long as they are well enough to do so. However it is advised to keep them home if you feel that they have an infectious bug, for example.
As the usual policy, children with diarrhoea and / or vomiting should remain off school until they have been symptom free for 48 hours (even if any covid test they may have taken is negative).
Thank you again for all of your support to help us keep everyone safe and well, and school operations running for the children. It is very much appreciated.
Full information can be found https://bcuhb.nhs.wales/covid-19/test-trace-protect/testing-broader-covid-19-symptoms/wider-symptom-testing-faq/