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Covid Guidance

COVID school update - updated on 1st April 2022

With COVID restrictions removed, I would like to reassure you by sharing some of the current guidance for schools, updated on 1st April 2022. Schools are expected to continue to:

  • Ensure good hygiene for everyone – hand washing and respiratory hygiene
  • Maintain appropriate cleaning regimes
  • Keep occupied spaces well ventilated
  • Follow public health advice on testing, self-isolation and managing confirmed cases of COVID-19.

We regularly review our COVID risk assessment, contingency plans and school protocols and put additional measures in place or remove them depending on the infection levels in school.

COVID Symptoms

The main symptoms remain the same:

  • A high temperature
  • A new, continuous cough
  • A loss or change to sense of smell or taste

Other symptoms associated with COVID: shortness of breath, fatigue, lack of appetite, muscle ache, sore throat, headache, stuffy or runny nose, diarrhoea, nausea and vomiting. Any of these symptoms may also have another cause.

If your child is unwell

If your child becomes unwell at school, you will be asked to collect them. Please ensure that your contact details are up to date and include someone who can get to school promptly and pick your child up.  If your child displays COVID symptoms, they will be isolated until you arrive. This is guidance that we have followed throughout the pandemic to protect other children and staff. 

If your child has tested positive for COVID-19 they will be advised to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for THREE DAYS with day one being the day that they start to develop symptoms eg; if a child tests positive on Monday, the three days start on the Tuesday and they can return to school on Friday.

Should you receive Free School Meals and your child is unable to attend due to testing positive please contact the school office for us to support with this provision.

Remote Learning

Remote learning will only be provided for children who have tested positive for COVID and are well enough to complete their assigned activities.  Please continue to complete our non-attendance form via our school website and email the school office if you require access to online learning activities. 

https://www.hiltingbury-jun.hants.sch.uk/page/?title=Reporting+your+child%27s+absence&pid=128

As always, thank you for your continued support in keeping our school community safe. 

Best wishes,

Zoe Loosemore 

Headteacher

Education Hub which is a site for parents, pupils, education professionals and the media that captures all you need to know about the education system which we have used to support the changes below in understanding ;

https://educationhub.blog.gov.uk/