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

Inglehurst Junior School is currently open as usual to all children.

When to stay at home:

The law no longer states that anyone with a diagnosis of COVID-19 is required to stay at home, however, we still ask that children should still stay at home and avoid contact with other people if they have had a positive diagnosis of COVID-19. This helps reduce the chance of passing COVID-19 on to others.

Please keep your child at home if;

  • They have any of the main symptoms of COVID-19 (a high temperature, loss of sense of taste or smell and / or a new, continuous cough)

  • They have tested positive for COVID-19

If your child has any of the main symptoms of COVID-19, please arrange for themt o take a PCR test as soon as possible. These can be booked here

How long to stay home for:

If your child has COVID-19, they should stay at home while they might be infectious to others.

This can be for up to 10 days from when their symptoms started. Many children will no longer be infectious to others after 5 days.

 

We would ask that your child takes a Lateral Flow Test 5 days after their symptoms started (or they day they took the first test if they do not have symptoms) and another the next day.

If both tests are negative and they do not have a high temperature, they are less likely to pass COVID-19 to others and they can return to school.

If the Lateral Flow Test result is positive on day 5, please keep them at home and keep administering Lateral Flow Tests until they get 2 negative test results in a row, or until 10 days are up.

This advice will be updated by the UK government on 1 April 2022.

Contact with school:

Please inform school as soon as possible by calling the school office on 0116 262 4598 if your child has tested positive.

​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.

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.

 

Phone: 0800 046 8687
Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)

Advice

For the latest NHS advice on the Coronavirus please visit the NHS website here.

The latest government guidance can be found here.