Can my child be in school with a cold?
Yes, provided they do not develop a temperature or a new continuous cough, in which case you would need to stay at home and obtain a test for your child.
If I can't get a test for my child what should I do?
You will have to keep them off and self isolate as a family for 10 days and then they can return.
Will I be able to get work for my child if they are off school?
Yes, the remote learning is now on the website and will be monitored regularly. If you go to the 'Learners' tab you can find the work and also be able to read the policy.
If we have a negative result can my child come back to school?
Yes, they can come back the day after they get the result or later that day if you receive the result in the morning.
Should I get a test if someone in my house has tested positive?
People who have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive with COVID-19 can now get a PCR test during their 10 day isolation period, whether or not they have symptoms.
Around 1 in 5 people who have been in close contact with a person with COVID-19 will go on to have COVID-19 themselves, and around 1 in 3 of those will have no symptoms but can still spread the virus.
Getting a test when you're a contact helps to find out if you're one of those people and, if so, to ensure your contacts are self-isolating. This is how we break the chains of transmission. Even if you test negative, you will still need to complete your 10 day self-isolation period, because the virus can incubate for that time.