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Coronavirus information

Symptoms of COVID-19 and What to do if a Member of Your Household Develops Symptoms

Symptoms of COVID-19

The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:

  • New continuous cough and/or
  • High temperature and/or
  • A loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)

Headaches, fatigue and a strange taste in the mouth were commonly experienced by others who then tested positive.

What to do if your child/young person or a member of your household develops symptoms of COVID-19

  • Do not send your child/young person to school.
  • Book a Covid-19 test – If you would like support with arranging a test please contact Sarah Whelan, Education Healthcare Lead, by email sarah.whelan@pieldheathschool.org.uk.
  • The whole household must self-isolate for 14 days. The 14 day isolation period starts from the first day the person in the house became ill.
  • Inform the school of the results of any tests taken.

What to do if your child/young person or another member of your household receives a positive test result

  • Do not send your child/young person to school.
  • The person who has received the positive result must self-isolate for 10 days.
  • All members of your household must self-isolate 14 days even if they receive a negative result.
  • Inform the school of the result.

We have been advised by Public Health England that your child should only be tested if they display symptoms.

For most people, Coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness.

If your child does develop symptoms, you can seek advice from NHS 111 at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/check-if-you-have-coronavirus-symptoms/ or by phoning 111.

How to stop COVID-19 spreading

There are things you can do to help reduce the risk of you and anyone you live with getting ill with COVID-19.

Hands

  • Wash your hands regularly and for at least 20 seconds.

Face

  • Cover your face in enclosed spaces, especially where social distancing may be difficult and where you will come into contact with people you do not normally meet.
  • It is now compulsory to wear cloth face coverings on public transport, shops and several other indoor settings.

Space

  • Stay 2 metres apart where possible, or 1 metre with extra precautions in place.
  • Keep your distance from people who are outside your household or support bubble.
  • Limit social gatherings (including abiding by the ‘rule of 6’) and avoid crowded places.

Further Information

Further information is available at

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Keeping Pield Heath Safe

During this time of pandemic, the school has endeavoured to take every possible precaution and assessed the risk to ensure a safe environment for the whole school community. Further details as to how we are doing this can be found in the information below.

Coronavirus Guidance for Special schools and other specialist settings

Keeping Pield Heath House School Safe - Information for Staff and Visitors

School Covid-19 Risk Assessment

Infection Control Policy

Visits to the School

We ask that visits to the school are not made unless a prior appointment has been arranged with a member of staff.

All visitors will be asked to sanitise their hands on arrival at reception and face masks must be worn at all times.

Visitors will be required to complete a Health Declaration Form on the day of their visit. A copy can be found here and can be completed prior to arrival but must be on the day of the appointment.

Visitors guidance is as follows:-

Department for Education Coronavirus Helpline

The Department for Education Coronavirus Helpline is available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education and children’s social care. Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline as follows:

  • Phone: 0800 046 8687
  • Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)