COVID-19 Student Absence Guide

A quick reference guide for parents and staff (Jan 2021).

What to do if…

Symptoms

  • My child has COVID-19 symptoms

    My child has COVID-19 symptoms

    Action Needed:

     

    • Do not come to college
    • Contact college to inform us
    • Self-isolate the whole household and get a test
    • Inform the college immediately about the test result

     

    Return to College when… the test comes back negative or a period of 10 days has passed since the symptoms started, and the child feels well.

  • Someone in my household has COVID-19 symptoms

    Someone in my household has COVID-19 symptoms

    Action Needed:

     

    • Do not come to college
    • Contact college to inform us
    • Self-isolate the whole household, and get household member tested.
    • Inform college immediately about their test result

     

    Return to College when… the test comes back negative.

  • My child is ill with symptoms not linked to COVID-19

    My child is ill with symptoms not linked to COVID-19

    Action Needed:

     

    • Do not come to college
    • Contact college to inform us
    • Ring on each day of illness

     

    Return to College when… 48 hours has passed following the last bout of sickness or diarrhoea

Tests

  • My child tests positive for COVID-19

    My child tests positive for COVID-19

    Action Needed:

     

    • Do not come to college
    • Contact college to inform us
    • Agree an earliest date for possible return (minimum of 10 days)
    • Self-isolate the whole household

     

    Return to College when… 10 days have passed since symptoms began AND they feel well, even if they still have a cough or loss of taste/smell (symptoms can last for several weeks)

  • My child tests negative for COVID-19

    My child tests negative for COVID-19

    Action Needed:

     

    • Contact college to inform us
    • Discuss when your child can come back (same day/next day)

     

    Return to College when… the test comes back negative.

  • Someone in my household tests positive for COVID-19

    Someone in my household tests positive for COVID-19

    Action Needed:

     

    • Do not come to college
    • Contact college to inform us
    • Agree an earliest date for possible return (minimum of 10 days)
    • Self-isolate the whole household

     

    Return to College when… the child has completed 10 days of isolation.

  • I am unable to get a test for someone in the household who has symptoms

    I am unable to get a test for someone in the household who has symptoms

    Action Needed:

     

    • If you are not able to get a test in the first 5 days of having symptoms, your child and anyone they live with must stay at home and self-isolate for 10 days.
    • Anyone in your support bubble must also stay at home.

     

    Return to College when… the child has completed 10 days of isolation

Bubbles

NHS Test & Trace

Shielding

  • We have received medical advice that my child must resume shielding

    We have received medical advice that my child must resume shielding

    Action Needed:

     

    • Do not come to college
    • Contact college to inform us
    • Shield until you are informed that restrictions are lifted and shielding is paused again

     

    Return to College when…  college inform you that restrictions have been lifted and your child can return to college again OR you receive medical advice that your child may return to college

Travel