COVID-19

Following is the Trafford Model Risk Assessment for the Wider Reopening of Schools – the assessment being done on behalf of Wellfield Junior School.

COVID-19 Risk Assessment – Nov 2020

DfE Guidance for Parents and Carers of children attending out-of-school settings

(20 Aug 2020)

 DfE Guidance What Parents and Carers need to know about Early Years provider, Schools and Colleges in the Autumn Term (01 September 2020) 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/what-parents-and-carers-need-to-know-about-early-years-providers-schools-and-colleges-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak/what-parents-and-carers-need-to-know-about-early-years-providers-schools-and-colleges-in-the-autumn-term

DfE Guidance for Schools:  collection of guidance documents
Children can get coronavirus (COVID-19), but they seem to get it less often than adults and it’s usually less serious.

Symptoms of coronavirus in children

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot, for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours
  • a loss or change to sense of smell or taste – this means they cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

What to do if your child has symptoms

If your child has any of the main symptoms of coronavirus:

  1. Get a test to check if they have coronavirus as soon as possible.
  2. Stay at home and do not have visitors until you get the test result – only leave your home to have a test.

Anyone you live with, and anyone in your support bubble, must also stay at home until you get the result. Please inform the school of the result.

The following link is to an NHS guide for parents/carers and provides helpful information about what to do if your child develops coronavirus symptoms and how to get a test for them.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms/coronavirus-in-children/