Parents | Covid Guidance & Emergency Closures

Covid Guidance & Emergency Closures

 

Covid

The current NHS guidance is:

What to do if you have symptoms of COVID-19

You may be able to look after yourself at home if you have COVID-19 or symptoms of COVID-19.

Try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people if you or your child have symptoms and either:

have a high temperature

do not feel well enough to go to work, school, childcare, or do your normal activities

You can go back to your normal activities when you feel better or do not have a high temperature.

If your child has mild symptoms such as a runny nose, sore throat or mild cough, and they feel well enough, they can go to school or childcare.

What to do if you have tested positive

You are no longer required to do a COVID-19 rapid lateral flow test if you have symptoms.

But if you or your child have tested positive for COVID-19:

try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 3 days after the day the test was taken if you or your child are under 18 years old – children and young people tend to be infectious to other people for less time than adults

try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days after the day you took your test if you are 18 years old or over

avoid meeting people who are more likely to get seriously ill from viruses, such as people with a weakened immune system, for 10 days after the day you took your test

Emergency Closures

If in the unlikely event the school needs to be closed, please follow any of the procedures listed below:

Firstly, a text message will be sent to you via Parent Mail. Please ensure the school office has your correct mobile number.

Check the school website after 7.35a.m. to see if the school is closed or opening at a later time www.sacredheart682.herts.sch.uk.

Check our X feed @sacredheart682

1. Contact the school office after 7.45a.m. and listen to the answer machine message.

2.Listen to the local radio stations which will provide updated information on school closures.

3.Register with Everbridge School Closure Notification System.