Self Isolation Reminder

We are getting a lot of coughs in school – so we thought it would be helpful to remind everyone of when to self-isolate:-

When you need to self-isolate

If you have any of these 3 symptoms of COVID-19, even if they are mild:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

you need to self-isolate straight away and get a PCR test (a test that is sent to the lab) on GOV.UK as soon as possible (Lateral Flow Tests that you do at home and get a result within 30 minutes are not enough if you have one of the above symptoms as these are for asymptomatic tests only).

You should also self-isolate straight away if:

Therefore you may get a call from school if your child develops a new cough in school asking you to collect your child and book a PCR test.  We do keep a record so that we know who has received a negative PCR result and therefore then know if a child can return to school with a cough.

Please help us and be understanding – we are simply following the guidance and trying to do the right thing for our children, families and community.  Currently the covid rate in Ditton Priors and Highley is well above the national average so we do need to be covid aware:-

When you do not need to self-isolate

If someone you live with has symptoms of COVID-19, or has tested positive for COVID-19, you will not need to self-isolate if any of the following apply:

  • you’re fully vaccinated – this means 14 days have passed since your final dose of a COVID-19 vaccine given by the NHS
  • you’re under 18 years, 6 months old
  • you’re taking part or have taken part in a COVID-19 vaccine trial
  • you’re not able to get vaccinated for medical reasons

Even if you do not have symptoms, you should still:

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