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Parent and Carer Zone - Covid-19 Guidance

Student Absence

A quick reference guide for parents and staff (September 2020)

What to do if…

Action Needed

Return to school when…

  • …my child has Covid-19 symptoms.
  • Do not come to school
  • Contact school to inform us
  • Self-isolate the whole household
  • Get a test
  • Inform the school immediately about the test result
  • …the test comes back negative or a period of 10 days has passed since the symptoms started, and the child feels well.
  • …my child tests positive for Covid-19.
  • Do not come to school.
  • Contact school to inform us.
  • Agree an earliest date for possible return (minimum of 10 days).
  • Self-isolate the whole household.
  • …10 days have passed since symptoms began, even if they still have a cough or loss of taste/smell. (These symptoms can last for several weeks.)
  • AND the child feels well.
  • …my child tests negative.
  • Contact school to inform us.
  • Discuss when your child can come back (same day/next day).
  • …the test comes back negative.
  • …my child is ill with symptoms not linked to Covid-19.
  • Do not come to school.
  • Contact school to inform us.
  • Ring on each day of illness.
  • …after 48 hours following the last bout of sickness or diarrhoea (as per attendance policy)
  • …someone in my household has Covid-19 symptoms.
  • Do not come to school.
  • Contact school to inform us.
  • Self-isolate the whole household.
  • Household member to get a test.
  • Inform school immediately about test result.
  • …the test comes back negative.
  • …someone in my household tests positive for Covid-19.
  • Do not come to school.
  • Contact school to inform us.
  • Agree an earliest date for possible return (minimum of 14 days).
  • Self-isolate the whole household.
  • …the child has completed 14 days of isolation.
  • …NHS test and trace has identified my child as a close contact of somebody with symptoms or confirmed Covid-19.
  • Do not come to school.
  • Contact school to inform us.
  • Agree an earliest date for possible return (minimum of 14 days).
  • …the child has completed 14 days of isolation.
  • …NHS test and trace has identified a household member (other than my child) as a close contact of somebody with symptoms or confirmed Covid-19.
  • The household member must self-isolate for 14 days.
  • Child can continue to attend school.
  • …child can continue to attend school
  • … a sibling attending another school has been sent home to self-isolate due to their being a positive case in their school.
  • Sibling must self-isolate for 14 days.
  • Ellesmere College child(ren) can continue to attend.
  • …child can continue to attend school
  • … my child has travelled abroad from a country or territory that is NOT on the exempt list of countries.

If returning from a destination where quarantine is needed*:

  • minimum of 14 days self-isolation for all those who travelled.
  • contact school to inform us you are back in the country and we will agree an earliest date for possible return to school.
  • Self-isolate the whole household.
  • *Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) – for up to date travel information
  • …the quarantine period of 14 days has been completed.
Supporting your child
What does two metres look like?

When we are out of our houses, including when we are in school, we need to practice social distancing, which means staying 2 mtres apart from other people all of the time. This is to keep everyone safe from Coronavirus.

  • Two big dogs standing nose to tail
    The average Golden Retriever has a body length of 37 to 42 inches. Two of these dogs should amount to just over 72 inches, or 6 feet. School dog Ted is a medium sized dog so think bigger!
  • A Giraffe's neck
    These gentle giants are two metres from body to head
  • A door
    A door should be relatively easy to find when questioning whether you and your friend should move farther apart. Six feet is a little shorter than the average modern door, which runs from 78 to 80 inches.
  • A sofa
    A standard three-seat sofa can be up to 6 feet long which means that you and the person sitting on the other end of it probably aren't far away enough from each other.
  • PE Teacher Jonathan Fleetwood lying on the floor!
Department for Education Guidance for Parents

For Department of Education guidance in English please visit their website here

The guidance is available in a range of different languages some of which are below, if you need another format please contact the College Reception by calling 0116 289 4242

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Lane East
Leicester
LE3 2FD
0116 2894242 
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Principal

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