UPDATED 20th June 2022
What to do if your child shows symptoms of Covid or a respiratory infection?
Respiratory infections are common in children and young people, particularly during the winter months. Symptoms can be caused by several respiratory infections including the common cold and COVID-19. For most children and young people, these illnesses will not be serious, and they will soon recover following rest and plenty of fluids.
Very few children and young people with respiratory infections become seriously unwell. This is also true for children and young people with long-term conditions. Attending education is hugely important for children and young people’s health and their future.
When children and young people with symptoms should stay at home and when they can return to education
Children and young people with mild symptoms such as a runny nose, sore throat, or slight cough, who are otherwise well, can continue to attend their education setting.
Children and young people who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and avoid contact with other people, where they can. They can go back to school, college or childcare, and resume normal activities when they no longer have a high temperature and they are well enough to attend.
All children and young people with respiratory symptoms should be encouraged to cover their mouth and nose with a disposable tissue when coughing and/or sneezing and to wash their hands after using or disposing of tissues.
What to do if your child tests positive for Covid 19?
If a child or young person has a positive COVID-19 test result they should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 3 days after the day they took the test, if they can.
After 3 days, if they feel well and do not have a high temperature, the risk of passing the infection on to others is much lower. This is because children and young people tend to be infectious to other people for less time than adults.
Children and young people who usually go to school, college or childcare and who live with someone who has a positive COVID-19 test result should continue to attend as normal.
If your child receives a positive result and is well enough, then work will be provided for them. For the first day, this is available on the school website. https://www.stpeters-leatherhead.co.uk/page/?title=Remote+Learning+at+Home&pid=405 and after this will be through Tapestry (for children in EYFS & KS1) or Google Classroom (for children in KS2). If you have any issues accessing home learning, please contact your class teacher.
Support for families:
If you are in receipt of benefits related free school meals and your child needs to isolate because of a positive covid result, please email Mrs Clegg on firstname.lastname@example.org who will be able to issue supermarket vouchers to the value of the school meal for any isolating child.
Remote Learning Review - February 2021
We asked parents three questions about remote learning:
- What has gone well?
- What are the challenges?
- What can we do to help and support remote learning?
Thank you to all the parents that completed our Online Remote Learning survey, we had an amazing number of responses spread across each stage of our school. The overwhelming majority of responses were very positive and complimentary about our provision and I thank you on behalf of my staff for the recognition of the amount of work that they have, and are putting in to making our offer so successful. We've made a short video explaining the main points for parents, and you can view that here, you can also find the full review document below for you to read at your leisure.