For clarity and reassurance when a child has symptoms or lives in a household with a family member with symptoms, all members of that household have to isolate.
The advice from the Public Health England, as well as WCC Local Outbreak Response Team and Department of Education is:
- Anyone with symptoms is advised to isolate and seek a test immediately.
- The whole household remain in isolation until a negative test is received.
- No further action needs to be taken by the school
- It is only when a person that attends school gets a positive test that we advise 'close contacts’ to self-isolate. This may be a whole class, key stage or under the advice of the Local Outbreak Response Team the whole school.
- We ask families to keep the school informed and, until a negative test result is received, the child or family member with symptoms isolates for 10 days and rest of household isolate for 14 days.
- We are unable to discuss individual cases, pupils or staff with other parents.