Students are tested twice per week by a member of staff at school using the Lateral Flow tests.
Completing these tests is especially important during the present period due to the recent variant in the Lambeth and Southwark area. We want to mitigate the risk of Covid-19 transmission where possible in order to keep both students and staff safe at school.
If your child develops symptoms of COVID-19, you should inform the school and they should remain at home for at least 10 days from the date when their symptoms appeared. You should not send your daughter if she has any of the most common symptoms of COVID-19. These are recent onset of:
All other household members who remain well must stay at home and not leave the house for the published isolation days (currently 10). The isolation period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill.
Household members should not go to work, school or public areas and exercise should be taken within the home. Household members staying at home will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community.
Symptoms of COVID-19
The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:
For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness.
If your child does develop symptoms, you can seek advice from NHS 111 at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/check-if-you-have-coronavirus-symptoms/ or by phoning 111.
There are things you can do to help reduce the risk of you and anyone you live with getting ill with COVID-19.
Further information is available at: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus/education-and-childcare
1. If your daughter or anyone in your household have symptoms (a temperature or a new, continuous cough, or loss of/change to their sense of taste or smell) please let the school know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or contacting the school on 0207 703 7189. You should then keep your daughter and the rest of your household at home.
2. If your daughter were to get these symptoms in school, we would make contact with you to ensure she could get safely home. Please note that Transport for London’s guidance is that any student with symptoms and any person collecting that student should not use public transport to get home, alternative arrangements should be made.
3. Anyone with symptoms needs to self-isolate along with all of their household and get tested as soon as possible. You can find out how to get a test, and how long to isolate at nhs.uk/coronavirus.
4. If the test is negative, and the person no longer has symptoms, the household can leave self-isolation and your daughter can return to school.