I think my child has contracted Covid19... what should I do?
If you suspect that your child has contracted Coronavirus (Covid19), please ensure that you follow these instructions carefully.
1. Ring 119 if you need advice.
If you have an LFT test, please use this. If possible, all the family should undertake one. These will give an indication of whether someone is positive even if they are showing no symptoms. If you need an LFT test, you can pick them up from the Walk-In Centre on Central Avenue.
2. If the LFT result is positive, you need to book a PCR test at the walk-in centre (situated on Central Avenue in Worksop). Other test centres are available. Visit https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test to book a slot.
3. ALL FAMILY MEMBERS SHOULD REMAIN IN SELF-ISOLATION UNTIL THE OUTCOMES OF THE PCR TEST ARE KNOWN.
4. Please report the LFT test (or suspicions of a positive test) to the Academy by ringing 01909 534060 (Monday to Friday 08.30 to 16.30). ALternatively email email@example.com
We will email you back to let you know that we have received your notification.
5. If your PCR test comes back positive (usually within 24 hours) then the NHS Track and Trace will contact you. Ideally you will need to write down all the close contacts from the past two days.
6. Please don't panic! If you need any further advice, please just email the covid19 email above and we will endeavour to support you (or call 119)
Coronavirus - what you need to know!
You can help to slow the spread of Coronavirus!
- Make sure you and your children follow these general principles to prevent spreading any respiratory virus:
- Wash your hands often – with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or an alcohol-based sanitiser if soap and water aren’t available.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- If you feel unwell, stay at home and don’t attend work or school.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in a bin.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces in the home.
- If you’re worried about your symptoms, please call NHS 111 – don’t go directly to your GP or other healthcare environment.
Department for Education Coronavirus helpline - this helpline has been set up to answer questions about the virus related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline.
In addition, should you have any questions, queries or requests for key worker places, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Check if you or your child has coronavirus symptoms
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 coronavirus:
- Get a test to check if you have coronavirus 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.