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Covid-19

As of September 2021 the school is fully open, and all bubble restrictions have been lifted.

Home learning will continue online (Tapestry for Reception, MS Teams for Years 1-4) for homework and pupils who are isolating and well.

Please remember that 

  • If someone in your household has symptoms of Covid (or has a positive lateral flow test result) they must get a PCR test done (not a lateral flow). That person (and only that person) needs to isolate until their results are back.
  • If they then test positive on the PCR test they must isolate for 10 days.
    • If that person is a pupil they obviously won't be attending school.
    • Siblings should still attend.
    • If the person who has tested positive is a parent/other adult any children in the household can still attend school, unless the positive person is the only adult in the household and cannot get the children to school due to having to isolate.

If someone in your household tests positive with Covid it is advised that all other household members get a PCR test done (ideally around day 5 of the first person’s positive result). Then the same rules apply (as above)… only those who test positive need to isolate unless any household members are over 18 and not fully vaccinated.

The only way the school is allowed to authorise a Covid related absence is if a child has symptoms and is awaiting a PCR test result, or has tested positive themselves.

As a reminder the 3 main symptoms of Covid-19 are:

  • Temperature (in children this may only last a very short time – do not think that if the temperature has gone it isn’t Covid)
  • Cough
  • Loss of taste/smell

Other symptoms regularly seen are:

  • Headache
  • Sore Throat
  • Runny Nose

If your child displays any of the above symptoms please take them to have a PCR test, not a lateral flow test, and report results to covidtests@springdale.poole.sch.uk

Obviously please do also keep your children home if they have any other illnesses or aren’t well enough to be at school, this will be authorised as usual.