Coronavirus: keeping safe
GOVERNMENT ADVICE ABOUT CORONAVIRUS
ATTENDANCE, TESTING AND SELF-ISOLATION (for pupils attending school)
Our management plan is written with advice from the Local Authority and Local Health Protection teams.
- If a child, or a member of a child’s household, has Covid symptoms, they cannot attend school. They must remain at home and self-isolate. Other members of the household must also remain at home and self-isolate. This includes siblings who attend Morden Mount Primary School or another school.
- If a child shows Covid symptoms at school, then we will move them to a separate room and contact their parent/carer. They must be collected as soon as possible.
- The child, or adult, with Covid symptoms must get a test – click here for the NHS testing website: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing-and-tracing/get-a-test-to-check-if-you-have-coronavirus/
- If the test is negative then the isolation for the household can end.
- If the test is positive, then the school must be contacted and we will discuss the next steps with our Local Health Protection Team.
- 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
Our Risk Assessment for Coronavirus can be found below.