Summer Cold, COVID-19 Testing and School

NB: NEW GUIDANCE IS EXPECTED TO BE RELEASED TO SCHOOLS TODAY (31/08/20) RE NON-COVID SYMPTOMS AND TESTING PROTOCOL. WE WILL LET YOU KNOW WHEN THIS HAPPENS.

IF your child is also experiencing symptoms commonly associated with COVID-19 Coronavirus, we advise you get them tested by getting in touch with http://www.nhsinform.scot or by calling 0800 028 2816.

The most common symptoms still are:

  • new continuous cough and/or
  • fever/high temperature and /or
  • loss of, or change in, sense of smell or taste

You must let the school know if your child is being tested for COVID-19. Your child and your whole household must isolate at home whilst you wait for the results of the test. You must then notify the school whether the test is positive or negative.

If the test is POSITIVE, your child must isolate for 10 days and your household for 14 days. The school will inform the Health Protection Team who will contact the tracing team and there will be a deal clean of the affected areas in school.

If the test is NEGATIVE, the child can return to school provided they are well enough and have not had a fever for 48 hours. If your child is still unwell, then please follow the usual absence procedure.

If your child has had sickness or diarrhoea and/or a fever, they must stay away from school for at least 48 hours.

Please be aware that we will continue to text all of our families to remind them to follow safety guidance. We are limited to 141 characters per text so please forgive their abruptness!

Thank you for your continued support and understanding.