COVID 2021

COVID-19 Information September 2021

A full Risk Assessment can be found HERE

The schools Oubreak Management plan can be found HERE


What to do if your child feels unwell?

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

Most people with coronavirus have at least 1 of these symptoms.

Please inform the school office via email (absence@elthamce.greenwich.sch.uk) if your child has symptoms or tests positive for COVID-19.

NHS advice on Covid-19 can be found here

If your child is presenting with a MAIN SYMPTOM  this means that you should start a period of self isolation and obtain a test. Should the test return a negative result and your child recovers they may return to school.

A temperature means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)


How do I know if I need to self isolate?

Self-isolate if:

  • you have any symptoms of coronavirus (a high temperature, a new, continuous cough or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste)
  • you’ve tested positive for coronavirus – this means you have coronavirus

There has been a change in the rules for self-isolation which means that children under 18 and adults who have been double vaccinated do not need to self-isolate if they are a contact of a positive case.


How long do I self-isolate for?

If you have symptoms or have tested positive for coronavirus, you’ll usually need to self-isolate for at least 10 days.

Read more about how long to self-isolate.


Remote Learning Strategy

This will only be used in the event of a full or partial closure

Please see our Remote Learning Policy HERE

 


Contact with the class teacher during individual isolation

In the event of an a-symptomatic infection or an individual isolation, the class teacher will provide links to work from Oak Acadamey that is similar to the classwork. These will be made available via the normal class email.