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We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who is helping to keep our school community safe in these unprecedented times. The rules on self-isolation can be confusing but the main points to remember are:
- If your child is sent home to isolate due to a class bubble closing because of a confirmed positive case of Covid-19 within the class bubble, your child must isolate for the requested amount of time specified by school (this will depend on the last known time of contact with the confirmed case). Everyone else in the household does not have to isolate but your child must remain at home and isolate. Unfortunately, this does mean if you have other children still attending school, you must make provision for them to be dropped off by someone else within your family/support bubble or arrange for someone else within your family/support bubble to look after your self-isolating child while you do the school run. We realise this is very difficult but it is a legal requirement and can result in a penalty notice if not adhered to. Under no circumstances must the self-isolating child accompany you on the school run.
- If there is a positive case of Covid-19 within your own household, everyone within the household/support bubble should stay at home for 10 days. The 10-day period starts from the day the person in your house developed symptoms or, if they did not have symptoms, from the day their test was taken.
If your child does not have symptoms of COVID-19, they do not need a test and providing a negative result will not change the isolation period.
- If a member of your household/ support bubble has symptoms of Covid-19, everyone within the household/support bubble should isolate and stay at home for 10 days. The 10-day period starts from the day the person in your household/support bubble developed symptoms and can only be ended early if they test negative.
WHAT NOT TO DO WHILE SELF ISOLATING
• do not go to work, school or public places – work from home if you can
• do not go on public transport or use taxis
• do not go out to get food and medicine – order it online or by phone, or ask someone to bring it to your home
• do not have visitors in your home, including friends and family – except for people providing essential care
• do not go out to exercise – exercise at home or in your garden, if you have one