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COVID 19 UPDATES
Covid-19 - National advice
It is vitally important that your child does not attend the Academy if your child has any of the Covid-19 symptoms, any member of your household has the symptoms, or if your child has been in immediate contact with any person who has symptoms. A child must also not attend if they have returned from a country on the Government Travel restrictions website.
If your child has been exposed to anyone with confirmed symptoms or you have returned from a country on the list of travel restrictions then you must remain at home and call the Academy for further guidance.
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 Covid-19 have at least one of these symptoms.
What to do if you have symptoms
If you have any of the main symptoms of Covid-19:
- Get a test to check if you have Covid-19 as soon as possible
- Stay at home and do not have visitors until you get your test result – only leave your home to have a test
- Anyone you live with, and anyone in your support bubble, must also stay at home until you get your result
- Call the Academy and inform them of your issue and you will be advised about what to do next
Additionally, if local restrictions apply then masks will become mandatory in communal areas and must be worn properly.
Suggestions below to consider
- Face coverings should be worn over the nose and mouth
- Face coverings should not be pulled down when speaking
- Face coverings should not be pulled down under the nose, under the chin or left hanging from an ear.
- Face covering must be washed with warm soapy water daily if they become dirty or wet, they should be put away until they can be cleaned.
- Face coverings worn on public transport and out public areas should not be worn in school. Students and staff will be expected to use clean face coverings during school times
- Face coverings in public areas, if disposable must be thrown away, or if reusable placed in a sealed plastic bag until they have left the academy premises.
- Face coverings, if disposed of on academy premises, must be disposed of responsibly and not left in classrooms on desks for other to pick up
- Face coverings must be removed during lesson time and at meal times and placed inside a resealable plastic bag until the end of the lesson or meal times.