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Covid-19

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.

 

Isolation

People who have tested positive (via either a PCR or lateral flow test) are now advised to isolate for five 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 five days, taking a lateral flow test on Day 4 and 5.  If both of the tests are negative students may return to school on Day 6.  If one or both of the tests are positive you should continue to isolate and test daily until you have a negative result on two consecutive days.

 

Government Guidance

Parents and carers are advised to check the link for the Government's latest Covid guidance: 

What parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

 

Risk Assessment

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 covid@st-ambrosecollege.org.uk.