What you should do if your child tests positive for COVID-19 during the Christmas break?
Please note that the following applies to pre-school children as well as primary-aged children.
Parents and carers should continue to inform the school of confirmed cases if symptoms develop within 48 hours of last being in school. You should do this by emailing us at email@example.com. Please do not email the main school or pre-school e-mail addresses with regards to this.
If your child was not symptomatic but tested positive within 48 hours of last being in school you should also contact the school by email firstname.lastname@example.org. This email address will be regularly monitored for six days up until 24.12.2020.
In your email you should share the details which are in the poster attached with this email. These include date of onset of symptoms, date of the test, date of the result, date your child was last in school, how they travel to school and any additional information. We will need this information to carry out a risk assessment of who may be a close contact.
If your child tests positive for COVID-19 having developed symptoms more than 48 hours since last being in school you do not need to contact us during the holidays. Instead you will need to follow contact tracing instructions provided by NHS Test and Trace.
At the start of term in January you will need to inform us if your child is positive, self-isolating or symptomatic. There is a quick turnaround for booking a test and getting the result so please don’t hesitate to book one if you or your child has any of the COVID-19 symptoms. Test centres will be open throughout the Christmas and new year period.
Please see documents below for further guidance.