Cold /covid worries

Dear parents and carers, Thank you for helping us keep our school as covid safe as we can by social distancing and following our dropping off and collecting procedures. 
We have been contacted by several parents wondering whether to send their child to school or not with cold symptoms.   As per usual , children should not attend school if they are feeling unwell including sickness and diarrhoea.  Staff are not permitted to administer medicines including Calpol etc at this time . If your child is unwell and needs paracetamol/calpol, then we recommend they stay at home until better. 
If you have any concerns about your child’s symptoms, then we recommend you contact your GP or arrange a covid test. 
Please let us know if you suspect your child has covid symptoms. Also please let us know if your child or member of your household has tested positive for covid-19 as soon as possible so that we can assist the Test, Track and Trace system swiftly. 

Can I send my child to school with a cold?

The NHS advises that if a child has mild cold-like symptoms they should continue to go to school.

Common cold symptoms such as sore throats and blocked or runny noses are not symptoms of coronavirus.

Can I send my child to school with a cough?

However, in the case of a new continuous cough or a fever, or a loss of – or change in – sense of smell or taste, the child should stay at home, isolate for at least 10 days and be tested.

Other members of a household should also self-isolate for 14 days from the point when symptoms first appeared.

We hope this helps !