Covid-19 Guidance for Parents

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1. What to do if your child or someone in the household displays symptoms of Covid-19?

Throughout your child’s absence, the Student Welfare Office: Attendance will be in contact with you.  When your child is able to return to school, a date and time will be agreed with you.

2. How do I book a test?

To book a test please use the following website link:

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

You can also call 119 from a telephone if you are unable to use the internet to book a test.

3. What access to remote education will my child have if they are self-isolating?

If your child needs to self-isolate and is therefore absent from College, their teachers will use Itslearning to set appropriate work during their period of absence.  Your child’s teachers will message them using Itslearning to explain which tasks need to be completed and where the relevant resources are on Itslearning.  If your child is too ill to complete work, please inform reception when reporting their absence.

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4. How will the College respond if there is a confirmed case of Covid-19 at College?

In the event of a student or member of staff testing positive for Covid-19, we will follow the guidelines set out by the Department for Education, liaising with the local public health protection team and test and trace.  If other students or staff need to self-isolate they will be informed by the College and will be asked to remain at home for a period of self-isolation as directed by the public health protection team.

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5. What do we do if we have been contacted by test and trace because we have been in close contact with a person who has tested positive for Covid-19?

If test and trace have informed you of this, all members of the household must self-isolate for a period of 14 days from the date of contact.  If your child or another member of the household then develops symptoms, please follow the guidance in point 1 above.