The GFM are regularly checking the NHS and Government sites whenever we have a question about coronavirus (COVID-19) recently the main questions are around track and trace, contact with a known covid case, contact with someone with symptoms or having symptoms. The link we access is here.
GFM schools ask that any pupil, staff and other adults do not come into the school if they have COVID-19 symptoms or have tested positive in at least the last 10 days. We also ensure anyone developing those symptoms during the school day is sent home. These are essential actions to reduce the risk in schools and further drive down transmission of COVID-19. Pupils, staff and other adults should also not attend if they have been asked to self-isolate by NHS Track and Trace. If anyone in the school becomes unwell with a new and persistent cough, or a high temperature, or has a loss of or change in, their normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia), they will be sent home and advised to follow guidance for households with possible or confirmed COVID-19 infection, which sets out that they should self-isolate for at least 10 days and should arrange to have a test to see if they have COVID-19. If they have tested positive whilst not experiencing symptoms but develop symptoms during the isolation period, they should restart the 10-day isolation period from the day they develop symptoms. Other members of their household (including any siblings) should self-isolate for 14 days from when the symptomatic person first had symptoms.