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Quick reference guide for Families

What to do if...

Action needed

Return to school when...

...my child has Covid-19 symptoms.

 

Temperature or hot to touch New continuous cough Loss of taste

Loss of smell

  • Do not come to school
  • Contact school to inform us
  • Self-isolate the whole household
  • Get a test

- Contact the school immediately about the test result on: messages@bignold.norfolk.sch.uk or 01603 625721

...the test comes back negative or a period of 10 days has passed since the

symptoms started

 

AND the child feels well.

...my child tests positive for Covid-19.

(or head@bignold.norfolk.sch.uk if this occurs at the weekend)

  • Agree an earliest date for possible return (minimum of 10 days)
  • Self-isolate the whole household.

...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.

AND the child feels well.

....my child’s test is unclear, void, borderline or inconclusive

  • Do not come to school.
  • Contact school to inform us.
  • Get another coronavirus test as soon as possible.
  • If you’re not able to get another test, you must self-isolate for at least 10 days from when the symptoms started.
  • All household members must self-isolate for 14 days.

... when your second test result is negative or

 

... after 10 day isolation period has been completed

 

AND the child feels well

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

  • Do not come to school.
  • Contact school to inform us.

- Contact school on each day of illness.

..after 48 hours following the last bout of sickness or diarrhoea (if applicable)

 

AND the child feels well.

...someone in my household has Covid-19 symptoms.

  • Do not come to school.
  • Contact school to inform us on

messages@bignold.norfolk.sch.uk or 01603 625721 (Mon-Fri)

(or head@bignold.norfolk.sch.uk if this occurs at the weekend)

  • Self-isolate the whole household.
  • Household member with symptoms to get a test.

- Inform school immediately about test result.

...the test comes back negative.

...someone in my household tests positive for Covid-19.

  • Do not come to school.
  • Contact school to inform us.
  • Agree an earliest date for possible

...the child has completed 14 days of isolation.

 

return (minimum of 14 days).

- Self-isolate the whole household.

 

...NHS test and trace has identified my child as a close contact of somebody with symptoms or confirmed Covid-19.

  • Do not come to school.
  • Contact school to inform us.
  • Agree an earliest date for possible return (minimum of 14 days).

...the child has completed 14 days of isolation.

..NHS test and trace has identified a household member (other than my child) as a close contact of somebody with symptoms or confirmed Covid19.

- The household member must self-isolate for 14 days.

- Child can continue to attend school.

...child can continue to attend school

... a sibling attending another school has been sent home to self-isolate due to their being a positive case in their school.

- Sibling must self-isolate for 14 days.

- Child(ren) can continue to attend.

...child can continue to attend school

... my child has travelled abroad from a country or territory that is NOT on the exempt list of countries.

If returning from a destination where quarantine is needed*:

  • minimum of 14 day self-isolation for all those who travelled.
  • contact school to inform us you are back in the country and we will agree an earliest date for possible return to school.
  • Self-isolate the whole household.

 

*Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) – for up to date travel information

...the quarantine period of 14 days has been completed.

... my child has travelled abroad from a

country or territory that IS on the exempt list of countries.

If returning from a destination where quarantine is NOT needed:

  • Check the current Exempt countries and territories list to confirm the country you have travelled from or through is on the exempt list.
  • Ring school to inform us you have returned to the UK and agree a return date to school.

... you have informed the office of your return to the UK (the office will ask you a few questions about your travel).

...we have received medical advice that my child must resume shielding.

  • Do not come to school.
  • Contact school to inform us.

- Shield until you are informed that restrictions are lifted and shielding is paused again.

...school informs you that restrictions have been lifted and your child can return to school again.

...you receive medical advice that your child may return to school.

...my child’s bubble is closed due to a Covid-19 outbreak in school.

- Child in closed bubble must not come to school.

  • Support your child at home with remote education provided by the school.
  • Your child will need to self-isolate for 14 days.

- Other siblings may continue to attend school.

...school informs you that the bubble will be reopened.

... I am unable to get a test for someone in the household who has symptoms

If you are not able to get a test in the first 5 days of having symptoms, your child and anyone they live with must stay at home and self-isolate for 14 days. Anyone in your support bubble must also stay at home.

...the child has completed 14 days of isolation.

A guidance flowchart produced by a GP to help parents who are unsure whether their child should have a COVID test if their child appears to have a cold. Please note: this is for reference only. If you are concerned that your child may have symptoms of COVID-19, you should visit the NHS website or dial 119.

Back to School campaign - supporting children as they return to school after 'lock down'


On Tuesday 25th August Norfolk County Council launched a campaign – Let’s Get Back to School – to encourage parents to support their children’s return to school, following nearly six months of partial school closures.
There is a new webpage www.norfolk.gov.uk/backtoschool with lots of useful information and advice for parents.
It includes information on school transport; test and trace; attendance; starting school and emotional well-being and transition support.

 

The Norfolk Safeguarding children partnership have also created a return to school video
‘Return to School’ Video - #RTSnorfolk

 

The Norfolk ‘Return to School’ video has just been released! The locally created film has been designed with young people to answer their specific questions, worries and concerns about COVID-19 and returning to school.

 

With the help of local teachers and Norfolk Safeguarding Children Partnership, the video gives practical, honest advice in a colourful and easy to understand format. The video is available online: www.JustOneNorfolk.nhs.uk/return-to-school

 

The Norfolk Safeguarding Children Partnership is encouraging schools to help promote the video and wider set of online resources available on Just One Norfolk. A resource pack is available that includes template newsletter messages to parents, social media posts, mini animations, posters and much more. To download this pack now use this link www.bit.ly/rtsnorfolk-resources

As you will know, we stayed open for the children of key workers who required childcare so that they could keep working.

The children and staff worked together on some wonderful projects and managed to keep some of the sunshine in Bignold - even whilst following strict social distancing procedures.

We would also like to join the country to show our support for frontline medical and care staff:

A HUGE thank you from everyone at Bignold Primary School, Nursery & Preschool.

Thank you NHS

Stay Safe Postcard from Norfolk Safeguarding Children Partnership

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