COVID-19: Resources for Parents & Catch-up Programme
What To Do If You Have Symptoms
Anyone – pupil or staff member – who believes they may have symptoms of COVID-19, or is notified that they are a confirmed case of coronavirus, must stay at home self-isolating, following the guidance found here.
- If you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), however mild, OR you have received a positive coronavirus (COVID-19) test result, the clear medical advice is to immediately self-isolate at home for at least seven days from when your symptoms started. Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
- You should arrange to have a test to see if you have COVID-19 if you haven’t already – visit this website to arrange.
- Consider alerting the people that you have had close contact within the last 48 hours to let them know you have symptoms of COVID-19.
- Following a positive test result, you will receive a request by text, email or phone to log into the NHS Test and Trace service website and provide information about recent close contacts.
A headteacher receiving notification from a pupil or staff member should contact Public Health England, Sussex Health Protection Team:
- In-hours: (Monday – Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm) 0344 225 3861, hold then option 3
- Out of hours: 0844 967 0069
Two additional links with further guidance are listed below…
Questions & Answers
- West Sussex County Council have online help and information – see their website page here
- Please see this link for guidance on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
- We have some news about 2 services which may help the children to feel less isolated – click here for information
- Remember , if you have any direct medical concerns, to contact NHS 111