If you have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), get a test as soon as possible. Stay at home until you get the result.
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.
What to do if you have symptoms
If you have any of the main symptoms of corona virus described above please read the most up to date guidance that Anston Brook is following HERE
What school will do if there is a confirmed case of Covid-19
Notify your local health protection team (HPT) immediately when you are informed of a possible or confirmed case by NHS Test & Trace, staff or a parent or carer of a pupil within the last 14 days. Find contact details for your local health protection team.
If you do not know the result of a test or if there is any indication of an increase in sickness absence contact your local HPT for advice.
The HPT will work with you to carry out a rapid risk assessment and identify appropriate next steps.
With HPT advice, identify close contacts of the symptomatic individual. Contact tracers will inform contacts that they need to self-isolate for 14 days in line with guidance for households with possible or confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection.
For pupils who are isolating, ensure access to remote provision so that they can continue to learn remotely.
A template letter will be provided to schools, on the advice of the health protection team, to send to parents and staff if needed.
Schools must not share the names of people with coronavirus (COVID-19) unless essential to protect others.
Class teachers to provide home learning for the children not in school and be available to respond for the entirety of the school day.