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What to do if you or someone in your household develops Covid-19 symptoms

Current Government and PHE guidance is that the main symptoms of Covid-19 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 one of these symptoms.

If you are not sure whether their / your symptoms could be Covid, please always err on the side of caution: call NHS 111 or speak to your GP and follow their advice.

If you believe these could be Covid-19 Symptoms, you need to arrange a test immediately, either:

While waiting for the test and the results, the person with Covid symptoms and ALL members of your household must self-isolate at home.

The letter from NHS Test and trace dated 23rd September 2020 also offers some clarification on Covid symptoms and when a test is necessary or not.

Learning at Home (Remote Learning)

Do you have a 'Remote Learning Offer'?

Yes we do. Please view it below and in the Curriculum Policies section of our policies page. Please aslo see below a summary of our offer presented on a government tempate

The government has shared new expectations that schools should be able to provide a remote learning offer for all pupils in the event of a localised or national lockdown. Our policy outlines our current remote learning offer and describes the arrangements for blended learning to take place should a partial or full closure of the school be required at any point in the next academic year. The aims of this policy are as follows:

• to describe how our curriculum will be adapted and made accessible to pupils at home should a partial or full closure of the school be required 

• to provide detailed guidance about our remote learning offer to teachers, parents and carers, governors and any other stakeholders

• to give guidance on how we will support children with EHC plans

• to give guidance on how we will support individual children who are self-isolating

Our policy is in place so that we can continue with teaching and learning in the event of a sudden, unplanned closure. However, working with Brighton and Hove Schools ICT and other schools in our cluster, we are continuing to learn about best practice for blended and remote learning. Therefore, this policy is subject to change if a better home-learning offer can be facilitated.

Further information on Covid-19 symptoms

If your child or anyone in your household has Covid-19 symptoms, please look at the letter below 'FOR PARENTS' and the school’s Outbreak Plan for more detailed information on what to do next.

The Outbreak Plan also includes information (on the last page) about what to do if you or anyone in your household is told to self-isolate because they have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid.

This link has been recommended by Brighton and Hove City Council and has the latest Government guidance on Covid-19 translated in to 60 different languages:


This is the link to the Brighton and Hove City Council Covid pages – latest information and local News.


School Organisation Academic Year 2020-21

School Visitor Information (Covid safety)

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