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Welcome to

Montem Nursery and Primary School
for children aged 2-11

Together we learn

Welcome to

Montem Nursery and Primary School
for children aged 2-11

Together we learn

What to do if You or Your Child may have Coronavirus

If you think your child has coronavirus, do not bring them to school. Do inform us. You can do this by calling us, or by clicking this link and completing our reporting form:

 

Report a MONTEM Pupil Who Has or May Have Coronavirus

 

If you are in any doubt, please call us.  We are always happy to help.

 

If your child has symptoms of coronavirus:

  • Your child has a symptom of coronavirus if they have:
    • a high temperature.
    • a new, continuous cough.
    • they’ve lost their sense of smell or taste or these have changed.
  • If your child has any one of these symptoms, you must book them a PCR test. They must self-isolate until you get the PCR result.
  • Anyone who has a symptom of coronavirus must self-isolate and not come to school.

 

If your child has a positive PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) result:

  • Your child must self-isolate for 10 days. NHS Test and Trace will contact you to explain this.
  • From Day 5 of your child’s self-isolation period, they can use LFDs to leave isolation early. They must have two, negative LFDs, 24 hours apart. They must also no longer have a temperature.


If your child has a positive LFD (Lateral Flow Device) result:

  • If your child tests positive on a LFD test, and they do not have symptoms, you must report the result. They do not need a PCR test.
  • If they have symptoms, they must get a PCR test.
  • Your child must self-isolate for 10 days. NHS Test and Trace will contact you to explain this.
  • From Day 5 of your child’s self-isolation period, they can use LFDs to leave isolation early. They must have two, negative LFDs, 24 hours apart. They must also no longer have a temperature.

 

Close Contacts and Self-Isolation:
Everyone who lives in the same house as someone with coronavirus is a close contact. Close contacts must self-isolate for 10 days, unless:

  • They are a child under the age of 18 years and 6 months.
  • They are a fully vaccinated adult (fully vaccinated means the person has had two jabs, over 14 days ago).

 

Close contacts over the age of 5, who do not have to self-isolate because they are a child or are fully vaccinated, should do a daily LFD test, for 7 days.

 

Close contacts under the age of 5 can do daily LFDs. This is a matter of parental choice.

 

Unvaccinated adults who are close contacts need to self-isolate for a full 10 days. They cannot use LFDs to reduce their isolation period.

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