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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

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.

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.