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Covid-19 Information

Main symptoms

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

Most people with coronavirus have at least 1 of these symptoms.

What to do if you have symptoms

If you have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus:

  1. Get a test to check if you have coronavirus as soon as possible.
  2. Stay at home and do not have visitors until you get your test result – only leave your home to have a test.

Anyone you live with, and anyone in your support bubble, must also stay at home until you get your result.


What Will Happen if We Have a Confirmed Positive Case of Covid-19


  • When a child or a member of staff tests positive it is essential that school is informed immediately. School will then contact the dedicated advice service introduced by Public Health England (PHE)  by calling the DfE Helpline to seek advice. The child or staff member who tests positive will need to isolate for 10 days.
  • The guidance has now changed with regard to isolation and bubble closures for the Autumn term 2021.
  • Children under 18 years and 6 months are exempt from having to self isolate even if they have been a close contact, therefore if a small number of positive cases occur in the school, we will not expect there to be any action taken.  
  • We have a contingency plan for if there are five or more positive cases and we will take advice from our local public health team on what steps to take.  It is likely some of our previous measures would be introduced.
  • If a child needs to isolate and they are well we will ensure they receive a remote learning programme of work to ensure they are able to learn in a similar way to the children in school.
  • Each time we receive notice of a positive we will inform our families with a letter about how we are responding.
  • If you have any questions please do not hesitate but make contact with the school.


Please see the risk assessment below.


Ashbrook School Risk Assessment for Covid-19 and Full Reopening of Schools