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Folkestone Academy Coronavirus Information

Coronavirus Information

Dealing with suspected/confirmed Covid-19 cases.

What should I do if my child displays symptoms at home?
  • Pupils should not attend attend school if they are displaying any of the Covid-19 symptoms, i.e:
    • a new continuous cough
    • a high temperature
    • a loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smellPlease call the attendance team on 01303 842424 to inform us that your child will not be attending school and explain why.
  • Arrange for a Covid-19 test to be carried out and then inform the Academy as soon as possible of the outcome.
  • Pupils with a negative test result will be allowed to return to school with immediate effect (unless they live with someone who is also displaying symptoms or has tested positive; see ‘What should I do if someone in the household is displaying symptoms?’).
  • Pupils with a positive test result should self-isolate for 10 days starting from the day the test was taken. After 10 days pupils may return to school as long as they no longer have a temperature.
What will happen if my child displays symptoms whilst at school?
  • If your child displays Covid-19 symptoms whilst they are at school they will be removed from the classroom and taken to a dedicated room where they will be isolated from other pupils. We will take the pupil’s temperature and contact parents and request that they are collected straight away.
  • Parents should then arrange for a Covid-19 test to be carried out and then inform the Academy as soon as possible of the outcome.
  • Pupils with a negative test result will be allowed to return to school with immediate effect (unless they live with someone who is also displaying symptoms or has tested positive; see ‘What should I do if someone in the household is displaying symptoms?’).
  • Pupils with a positive test result should self-isolate for 10 days starting from the day the test was taken. After 10 days pupils may return to school as long as they no longer have a temperature.
What happens if there’s a confirmed case in the school?
In the event that there is a confirmed case within the Academy, as per Government guidance, the school will contact Public Health England and follow the steps that they put in place.
What should I do if someone in the household is displaying symptoms?
If someone in your household is displaying symptoms or has tested positive, the whole household must self-isolate for 14 days, or until a negative test result is received.