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Covid-19

Guidelines and information for a safe return to school

Covid-19 Information

We are now all learning to live safely with COVID-19. From 1st April 2022, the Government changed the rules on accessing tests for COVID-19. As a result of this, they have removed the current guidance for schools and replaced it with the more general guidance below:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/people-with-symptoms-of-a-respiratory-infection-including-covid-19

As we move into this next phase, schools will continue with all of things they have been doing to reduce the spread of viruses (including CV19). These actions include making sure that busy places are well-ventilated and reinforcing good hygiene practices such as hand-washing and cleaning.

Please may I remind you of the key points from the updated government guidance so that you are clear about when your child(ren) should and should not attend school:

  • It is no longer recommended that children and young people are routinely tested for COVID-19 (unless asked to by a health professional). If they do test positive however, they should not come into school and should try to stay at home for 3 days after the day they took the test. After 3 days, if they are well enough (and do not have an ongoing high temperature), they can return to school.
  • Children and young people with mild symptoms such as a runny nose, sore throat, or slight cough, who are otherwise well, can continue to attend school. Children and young people who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and avoid contact with other people, where they can. They can go back to school and resume normal activities when they no longer have a high temperature, and they are well enough to attend.

Through this next phase, we will continue to work with Trafford Public Health team for support and advice. If our school has an outbreak, for example, we will be advised about additional actions they may need to take.

Vaccination is still the best way to keep everyone, including children and young people, safe. Please check the latest information on who can have a COVID-19 vaccination and how to get it here:

http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/

 

Action to take

Stay at home

Back to the setting

Adult with a confirmed case of COVID-19

Report their positive result here

 

Get plenty of rest and drink water to keep hydrated

 

Use medications such as paracetamol to help with your symptoms

For 5 days after the day they took their test

 

Adults who have tested positive for COVID-19 but are feeling well should still stay at home until 5 days after the day they took their test.

After the 5 day isolation period if they are well enough to return and no longer have a temperature (if they had one)

Child with a confirmed case of COVID-19

Report their positive result here

 

Get plenty of rest and drink water to keep hydrated

 

Use medications such as paracetamol to help with your symptoms

For 3 days after the day they took their test

 

Children who have tested positive for COVID-19 but are feeling well should still stay at home until 3 days after the day they took their test.

 

After the 3 day isolation period if they are well enough to return and no longer have a temperature (if they had one)

Adult with symptoms of a respiratory infection

Get plenty of rest and drink water to keep hydrated

 

Use medications such as paracetamol to help with your symptoms

Stay at home and avoid contact with other people, until they no longer have a high temperature (if they had one) or until they no longer feel unwell

When they are well enough to return and no longer have a temperature (if they had one)

Child with symptoms of a respiratory infection

Get plenty of rest and drink water to keep hydrated

 

Use medications such as paracetamol to help with your symptoms

Stay at home and avoid contact with other people, until they no longer have a high temperature (if they had one) or until they no longer feel unwell

When they are well enough to return and no longer have a temperature (if they had one)

Symptoms of COVID-19, flu and common respiratory infections include:

  • continuous cough
  • high temperature, fever or chills
  • loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell
  • shortness of breath
  • unexplained tiredness, lack of energy
  • muscle aches or pains that are not due to exercise
  • not wanting to eat or not feeling hungry
  • headache that is unusual or longer lasting than usual
  • sore throat, stuffy or runny nose
  • diarrhoea, feeling sick or being sick

If any students or members of their household test positive or develop Covid-19 symptoms, please inform school immediately by telephoning 0161 980 7173 or email: covid@altrinchamcollege.com.  

Further information

  • The school's Covid-19 health and safety risk assessment can be found here and as an attachment at the bottom of this page.
  • Important updates will be communicating via our news bulletins.  Please click here to visit our latest news pages.
  • Please use the menu on the left hand side to access information for parents and carers, covid testing and remote learning.