COVID-19 Advice and Information
Inglehurst Junior School is committed to ensuring our school is a safe learning environment. Our most recent COVID Risk Assessment can be found at the bottom of this page.
Please find below all of our latest updates in relation to Covid-19 (Coronavirus).
School Opening & Attendance
In line with government guidelines, Inglehurst Junior School is currently open as usual to all children.
If your child tests positive for Covid-19, they should not attend school and should self-isolate at home for 10 days.
If your child tests positive via a Lateral Flow test, they should self-isolate and take a confirmatory PCR test as soon as possible.
Please inform school as soon as possible if your child has tested positive. We will need to inform other children and / or staff members that they have been a close contact of a positive case (your child’s name will not be shared with other children or parents).
If you need to let the school know about an absence due to Covid-19, please call the school office on 0116 262 4598.
If your child is well enough, we can provide home learning for them to complete while they are isolating. A member of staff will call you to discuss this.
Please note that under the most recent government guidelines, children do not need to self-isolate if they have been a close contact of a confirmed case of Covid-19 though they should take a PCR test as soon as possible, even if they do not have symptoms.
Further information can be found by clicking here
You may be contacted by school and / or by NHS Test and Trace and advised that your child has been a close contact of a confirmed case of Covid-19. In this case you should book a PCR test for your child as soon as possible.
Our most recent letters, including those specifically related to arrangements for COVID-19, can be found on the 'Letters Home' page.
Other Advice and Information
You can help to slow the spread of Coronavirus:
Make sure you and your children follow these general principles to prevent spreading any respiratory virus:
Wash your hands often – with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or an alcohol-based sanitiser if soap and water aren’t available.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid close contact with people who are ill.
If you feel unwell, stay at home and don’t attend work or school.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in a bin.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces in the home.
If you’re worried about your symptoms, please use the NHS 111 website (https://111.nhs.uk/) or call NHS 111 – don’t go directly to your GP or other healthcare environment.
Department for Education Helpline
The DfE have set up a helpline to answer questions about the virus related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline.
For the latest NHS advice on the Coronavirus please visit the NHS website here.
The latest government guidance can be found here.