COVID-19

Tier 4: 

Hands. Face. Space

Approximately 1 in 3 people who have coronavirus have no symptoms and could be spreading it without realising it.

Remember ‘Hands. Face. Space’.

  • hands – wash your hands regularly and for at least 20 seconds
  • face – wear a face covering in indoor settings where social distancing may be difficult, and where you will come into contact with people you do not normally meet
  • space – stay 2 metres apart from people you do not live with where possible, or 1 metre with extra precautions in place (such as wearing face coverings)

When meeting people you do not live with, it is important to do so outdoors where possible. If you meet people you do not live with indoors, such as someone working in your home, then you should follow the guidance on meeting others safely including making sure you let as much fresh air in as you can (for example by opening windows)

Stay at home

If you live in Tier 4 you must not leave or be outside of your home or garden except where you have a ‘reasonable excuse’. 

Education and childcare

You can leave home for education related to the formal curriculum or training, registered childcare, under-18 sport and physical activity, and supervised activities for children that are necessary to allow parents/carers to work, seek work, undertake education or training, or attend a medical appointment. Parents can still take their children to school, and people can continue existing arrangements for contact between parents and children where they live apart.

Exercise and recreation

People can also exercise outdoors or visit some public outdoor places, such as parks, the countryside accessible to the public, public gardens or outdoor sports facilities. You can continue to do unlimited exercise alone, or in a public outdoor place with your household, support bubble, or with one other person if you maintain social distancing.

For further information please follow the link below

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/tier-4-stay-at-home

Coronavirus in children

Children can get coronavirus (COVID-19), but they seem to get it less often than adults and it's usually less serious.

Symptoms of coronavirus in children

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot, for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours
  • a loss or change to sense of smell or taste – this means they cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

What to do if your child has symptoms

If your child has any of the main symptoms of coronavirus:

DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD TO SCHOOL

  1. Get a test to check if they have coronavirus as soon as possible.
  2. Stay at home and do not have visitors until you get the test result – only leave your home to have a test.

Anyone you live with, and anyone in your support bubble, must also stay at home until you get the result.

People can register for a test at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus, after checking their symptoms

COVID TESTING SITES

There are 3 types of test sites:

  •  Remote test sites-drive in only
  •  Local test sites-walk in
  •  Mobile test units –these move around every few days.

 The test sites are generally open seven days a week from 8am-8pm

You can order a home test kit for yourself and up to three member of your household

https://self-referral.test-for-coronavirus.service.gov.uk/antigen/name

Kits will be posted and are returned via Royal Mail priority box. You can find the nearest priority via this link: https://www.royalmail.com/services-near-you#/

 

Remote learning during self-isolation
 
If your household needs to self-isolate, children should follow the remote learning set by the school. If your child is isolating and they are unwell with COVID-19 symptoms, please only commence remote learning once they feel well enough. All remote learning information can be accessed via the following link to the school website
 
http://www.hardwicke.gloucs.sch.uk/web/remote_learning