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Coronavirus

Leasowes Primary School is currently closed.

Department for Health and Social Care advice

To support the delay of the spread of the virus, the Department for Health and Social Care has asked anyone who shows certain symptoms to stay at home for 14 days, regardless of whether they have travelled to affected areas. This means people should stay at home and avoid all but essential contact with others for 14 days from the point of displaying mild symptoms, to slow the spread of infection.

The symptoms include:

  • A high temperature (37.8 degrees and above)
  • A new, continuous cough

You do not need to call NHS 111 to stay at home. If your symptoms worsen during your stay at home period or are no better after 7 days contact NHS 111 online at 111.nhs.uk. If you have no internet access, you should call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999.

New Guidance for Households with Symptoms 

If you live with others and you or another member of the household have symptoms of coronavirus, then all household members must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill. It is likely that people living within a household will infect each other or be infected already. Staying at home for 14 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community.

For anyone in the household who starts displaying symptoms, they need to stay at home for 7 days from when the symptoms appeared, regardless of what day they are on in the original 14-day isolation period.

Forced School Closure

Leasowes Primary School follows the continually updated guidance from the Government.  At present, school is only open to children whose parents are key workers. Additionally, key worker parents must keep their children at home if there is someone there to look after them.   

What do I do if my Child is ill in School?

General illness in school will be treated in the same way.  If school has concerns regarding Coronavirus then parents will be contacted immediately to pick up their child and contact NHS 111 for further advice.

How will School Keep me Updated?

School will keep parents and carers up to date with any new information as and when we receive it.  We will communicate through our text and email to parents service.   

Thank you for your ongoing support.