Can we please remind all parents and carers that if your child is absent from school due to the need to self-isolate you must follow the government guidance on self-isolation.
If your child is self-isolating but has no symptoms they must stay at home for 14 days as instructed. They must not visit public places including parks and play areas or return to school. They must not mix with people or children from other families. (Should you need to bring your child with you to collect other children we ask that your child maintains social distancing at all times).
If your child is self-isolating with symptoms they must have a test as soon as possible and then self-isolate for 10 days from the start of the symptoms. All family members should also isolate for a period of 14 days.
Why staying at home is very important – DfE
It is very important that people with symptoms of or a positive COVID-19 test and their household members stay at home. Staying at home will help prevent the spread of the virus to family, friends, the wider community, and particularly those who are .
If you have of COVID-19 or a positive test, remain at home for at least 10 days after the onset of your symptoms (see below). This will reduce the risk of you infecting others.
If you have symptoms of COVID-19 or a positive test, then you should avoid contact with other household members as much as possible.
Other members of your household, including those who do not have any , need to stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. Do not go out even to buy food or other essentials, and any exercise should be taken within your home. This 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in your house became ill or if they do not have symptoms, from the day their test was taken. There is more information in the section below.
Staying at home for 14 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community
While you are self-isolating, make sure you do the following things
Stay at home
You and everyone else in your household (where appropriate) needs to remain at home. Do not go to work, school, or public areas, and do not use public transport or taxis.
Miss M Michael