(Updated 19th March 2020)
School Site Closed
- Further to the Government’s direction the school site will be closed from 5pm on 20th March 2020 until further notice. At this stage there is no guidance available as to when children and visitors will be able to come back into school. We will keep the link below updated with any developments.
Please see these three sources of information. Comments below are all based on these government publications issued on 17.3.2020.
PHE Guidance for Self Isolating
PHE Guidance for Social Distancing
PHE Guidance for Home Isolation
- Implications for Visitors: What to do if you have symptoms: Self-isolation and household-isolation (This is taken directly from latest advice given by PHE).
- If you have been symptomatic, (a high temperature and/or a new continuous cough) then you may end your self-isolation after 7 days. The 7-day period starts from the day when you first became ill.
- If living with others, then all household members who remain well may end household-isolation after 14 days. The 14-day period starts from the day illness began in the first person to become ill. Fourteen days is the incubation period for coronavirus; people who remain well after 14 days are unlikely to be infectious.
- After 7 days, if the first person to become ill feels better and no longer has a high temperature, they can return to their normal routine. If any other family members become unwell during the 14-day household-isolation period, they should follow the same advice - i.e. after 7 days of their symptoms starting, if they feel better and no longer have a high temperature, they can also return to their normal routine.
- Should a household member develop coronavirus symptoms late in the 14-day household-isolation period (eg on day 13 or day 14) the isolation period does not need to be extended, but the person with the new symptoms has to stay at home for 7 days. The 14-day household-isolation period will have greatly reduced the overall amount of infection the rest of the household could pass on, and it is not necessary to re-start 14 days of isolation for the whole household. This will have provided a high level of community protection. Further isolation of members of this household will provide very little additional community protection.
At the end of the 14-day period, any family member who has not become unwell can leave household isolation.
If any ill person in the household has not had any signs of improvement and have not already sought medical advice, they should contact NHS 111 online. If your home has no internet access, you should call NHS 111.
If you would like to discuss any of the above please contact firstname.lastname@example.org