COVID-19 Symptoms and Advice

We have loved welcoming the children back to school.

As you are aware , we have worked really hard to comply with the government advice to make our school as safe as possible whilst maintaining a happy, inspiring learning environment. One of the ways that parents can support us to maintain this is by following the advice below and keeping your child at home if they display any symptoms of coronavirus and getting tested as soon as possible. If your child develops symptoms at school and you have difficulty booking a test please speak to Miss Coleman.

COVID-19 Symptoms

The main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are:

  • 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

To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital if you have any of these symptoms. Get a test to check if you or your child has coronavirus and stay at home until you get your result.

If your child is not displaying the above symptoms, but is unwell for example with an upset tummy, please keep them home, as always so they can recover and not pass this onto others. However if your child is not displaying symptoms but has a  runny nose or common cold, they may come to school,



If your child is displaying any of the COVID-19 symptoms described above, testing is now available for all ages (including the under 5s). If children report symptoms,  parents should apply to have a coronavirus (COVID-19) test. These are available for all ages (including the under 5s) and online via the NHS portal or by calling 119.(119 is the new Covid number for NHS Test and Trace. 111 is still the number for all other non-emergencies.)

COVID-19 Help & Advice –Please complete this form if your child or some in your household has symptoms

This form will help you with what action to take if your child is ill or if someone in your household is ill. It does not offer medical advice. Consult your GP or Call NHS 111 for medical advice. It is essential that all families complete the information if they or a member of their household displays any symptoms. It is very important that the school is kept up to date and informed at every stage. Thank you.

St. Vincent’s COVID Advice & Reporting Form

Public Health England Letter to Parents 23rd September 2020

2 comments on “COVID-19 Symptoms and Advice

  1. Thank You ☺️
    For all this important information I am sure that we are all controlling the virus and staying home if you need to ??
    I hope everyone stays safe and healthy ???

  2. Nina🎉😍😎😂😁😀😛😝🤣🙃✨ says:

    Thank you for the information

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