The health, safety and well-being of all our pupils and staff is of the greatest importance to us here at Longshaw.
Thank you therefore to everyone - staff, parents and pupils - for working with us to ensure that the reopening of school, has been safe for all.
You can view our full COVID19 Risk Assessment here which is regularly reviewed following guidance from the government and Public Health England.
Please remember that if your child is showing any of the symptoms of CV19 they must self isolate and be taken for a PCR test. Numbers of Covid cases are sadly on the rise again so it is important that we remember to take care of each other by following the guidance. Please also let the school office know.
If your child's test is negative they can return to school, but if it is positive, they must self isolate as directed. If your child has to self isolate due to a positive test result or whilst awaiting the results of a PCR test, and are well enough in themselves, then please let us know - we will provide live remote teaching so that your child does not miss out on their learning.
Please remember that:
There is no requirement for you to self isolate if you are a close contact, if you are double vaccinated.
Children under the age of 18 also, do not need to self isolate if in close contact with someone with Covid. This means that we should not need to close ‘bubbles’ if there is a positive case of covid and your child can continue to attend school unless we are advised otherwise due to a local outbreak.
The main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are:
- a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
- a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
- a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal
Your child does not need a test if they have a runny nose, are sneezing or feeling unwell but do not have a temperature, cough or loss of, or change in, sense of smell or taste because these are not normally symptoms of coronavirus.
If your child shows any of the Covid symptoms above, or tests positive for Covid, please inform the school office at the earliest opportunity.