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Kimpton Primary School

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Parent Information Regarding Covid 19

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is going to affect daily life, as the government and the NHS take necessary steps to manage the pandemic, reduce transmission and treat those who need medical attention.

Regardless of their age, this may be a difficult time for children and young people. Some may react immediately, while others may show signs of difficulty later on.

How a child or young person reacts can vary according to their age, how they understand information and communicate, their previous experiences, and how they typically cope with stress. Adverse reactions may include worrying about their health or that of family and friends, fear, avoidance, problems sleeping or physical symptoms such as stomach ache.

During this time, it’s important that you support and take care of your family’s mental health – there are lots of things you can do, and additional support is available if you need it.

Kimpton Primary School's Risk Assessment

The school have used the Hertfordshire model Risk Assessment and have personalised this for Kimpton Primary School.   This is a live document that is reviewed and improved as new guidance is released.  The school's aim is to reduce the risk as far as we can and ensure that the school can continue to open for all pupils.  Thank you to all of our parents for socially distancing as they carry out the drop off and pick ups each day.  Together we can make sure that we don't every need to close the whole school due to a positive test.

KPS Risk Assessment, September 2020

What do I do if my child displays symptoms?

As we enter the Autumn term, it might be difficult to distinguish between usual illnesses for the time of year or whether you or your child have developed a symptom of Covid-19.

We have compiled some scenarios below to be able to support you in making a decision for yourself and your family.

SCENARIOS

We are updating this list of scenarios as new government guidance is issued and we come across different individual circumstances. A link to the latest version of this document will always be at the top of our school website, so please check back there regularly: www.kimpton.herts.sch.uk 

 

What to do if…

Action Needed

Return to school when…

…my child has any Covid-19 symptoms

- Do not come to school

- Contact school to inform us

- Self-isolate the whole household. See the image at the end of this document for advice about how long other members of the household should self-isolate

- Get your child tested

- Communicate with the school about the test result

…the test comes back negative or

…10 days have passed since symptoms began, even if they still have a cough or loss of taste/smell. (These symptoms can last for several weeks.)

AND the child feels well.

 

…my child tests positive for Covid-19.

- Do not come to school.

- Contact school to inform us.

- Agree an earliest date for possible return (minimum of 10 days).

- Self-isolate the whole household. See the image at the end of this document for advice about how long members of the household should self-isolate

…10 days have passed since symptoms began, even if they still have a cough or loss of taste/smell. (These symptoms can last for several weeks.)

AND the child feels well.

…my child tests negative.

- Contact school to inform us.

- Discuss when your child can come back (same day/next day).

…the test comes back negative.

…my child is ill with symptoms not linked to Covid-19.

- Do not come to school.

- Contact school to inform us.

- Ring on each day of illness.

…if a child is sick or has diarrhoea, parents should keep them off school for a period of 24 hours after the last bout of illness.

 

Parents should use this time to monitor them carefully. If they think they have been sick for reasons such as over-eating, over-exertion etc. then they should bring them back to school the next day.

 

If parents have reason to suspect they have been sick or had diarrhoea due to a virus or bug, they should keep the child off for 48 hours from the last episode of sickness or diarrhoea.