Advice to Parents and Carers

We suspect over the next few months as winter approaches that we will have students suffering from colds and flu which have very similar symptoms to COVID-19.

We are following national guidance for educational settings to reduce the risk of spreading the virus. We continue to be vigilant for any cases and will update you as soon as we are aware of aby positive test results.

Providing your child is well they can continue to attend as normal.

What to do if your child develops any symptoms of COVID-19

The most common symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • A new continuous cough and/or
  • A consistent high temperature
  • A loss, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)

If your child or anyone in your household develops any of the above symptoms, you can seek advice from NHS111 at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms/coronavirus-in-children/

If your child develops any symptoms they should remain home for at least 10 days from the  date their symptoms appeared. We would recommend getting a test as soon as possible. The below link provides further guidance-

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing-and-tracing/get-a-test-to-check-if-you-have-coronavirus/

All other household members that remain well must stay at home and not leave for 14 days. The 14 day period starts from the day the first person became unwell. Or until a negative test result is received.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-and-treatment/when-to-self-isolate-and-what-to-do/

If your child is symptomatic and they will not be attending school please email michelle.webb@acornparkschool.co.uk and again to advise us of test results once received.

There are things you can do to help reduce the risk of you and anyone you live with getting ill by following-

The guidance on social distancing

Wash your hands with soap and water often- for at least 20 seconds

Use hand sanitiser if soap and water is unavailable

Wash your hands as soon as you return home

Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve when you cough or sneeze

Put tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards