At Coupe Green we are doing all that we can to keep our children, staff and families safe.  You can find out how we are managing risk in school by reading our Risk Assessment
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
If you or a member of your household displays any symptoms of COVID-19 you should get a test immediately.  Tests are free and you can find information regarding how to book a test by following https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing-and-tracing/get-a-test-to-check-if-you-have-coronavirus/

What is a dry persistent cough?

  1. New for you (or different from your normal cough)
  2. Persistent – not just because you’re clearing your throat or because you have something caught in your throat.
  3. It needs to last for at least half a day
  4. A dry (rather than ‘fruity’ cough) is more likely to be due to coronavirus, but you need to self-isolate regardless of whether your cough is dry or productive.

The NHS describes a “dry cough” as a cough where no phlegm or mucus is produced, which is also irritating and usually associated with a tickly throat.

Positive Test Results
If you receive a positive result you should communicate this immediately with school and follow government guidance on self isolation.  You should also take part in the Track and Trace initiative and can find information regarding this  by following the below link.
Quarantine
As usual, parents should plan their holidays within school breaks and avoid seeking permission to take their children out of school during term time. Families should also consider that their child may need to self-isolate following trips overseas that require a period of quarantine.