Symptoms of COVID-19
The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:
- new continuous cough and/or;
- high temperature and/or;
- a loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia).
However, people frequently present with a wider range of symptoms. If you think you may have covid please take a later flow test.
How to stop Covid-19 spreading
The College asks that students:
- wear face masks in communal areas (except when eating).
- sanitise hands when entering the College building and when entering/leaving classrooms throughout the day
- continue to undertake a lateral flow test twice a week (Terms of Consent and Privacy Notice provided below)
There are steps we can all do to help reduce the risk of getting COVID-19:
- wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
- use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
- wash your hands as soon as you get home
- cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze;
- allow ventilation in the house through opening windows;
- put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards.
Students who have tested positive (via either a PCR or lateral flow test) are now advised to isolate for three days. Day 1 is the day after symptoms started or, if asymptomatic, the date the test was taken. The isolation period should be for a full three days.
Students do not need a negative test to end isolation. They can return to school on day 4 if they feel well enough and don't have a high temperature.
Parents and carers are advised to check the link for the Government's latest Covid guidance:
A copy of the College's latest risk assessment, specifically related to ensuring a Covid secure environment, is provided below.
Contact the College
If you are unsure regarding the latest guidance please email firstname.lastname@example.org.