St. Cuthbert's School follows all national and local advice on Covid-19. The Department for Education announced in August 2021 that schools no longer needed to have restrictions in place. As of February 2022 there were no longer any legal requirements for self-isolation or testing. However, we continue to follow Government guidance and advice.
If in the event that we have high numbers of Covid in our school we will take advice from Public Health England. We will also revert back to our contingency plan for 2021-2022 .
Please be aware that rules for self isolation have changed. Click on the link below from the NHS website to understand fully the rules and advice on testing and isolation.
OVERVIEW OF COVID-19
Key Symptoms of Covid-19
The main symptoms of coronavirus 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
Most people with coronavirus have at least 1 of these symptoms.
Please remember to keep school informed at all times, regardless of the reason for absence, we need to know where your child is and if we can support you in anyway. Phone the school office on 0121 675 2205 to report any absence, daily.
HELP AND ADVICE
Support for parents in Covid-19.
Help and Support.
BCP Letter to Parents Carers Jan 21.
The Waiting Room Birmingham- Health and Wellbeing Support.
Please make sure that you go to the correct sources for clear information and guidance:
Department for Education - https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-education
NHS - www.nhs.uk
Government - www.gov.uk
Birmingham City Council - https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/
Please be careful about relying on information from unknown sources found on social media sites such as Facebook.
Updated guidance for school published on the 27th August 2021
Below are the links for the government's advice on the coronavirus and school settings.
Flowchart explaining the process when a child or member of staff shows symptoms of the coronavirus