Please find below important information on, how as parents, you can work together with Ripple Primary School to ensure that the children are given the best education in the safest possible environment.
We are constantly being asked for advice from parents on whether it is safe to send their child to school and whether they are well enough. Below are some of the questions we are asked daily:-
Q: Is it safe to send my child to School?
A: Ripple Primary are doing everything we can to keep children safe, and work closely with Local Health experts. Ensuring that children stay within their specified separate bubbles, wash their hands regularly and maintain social distancing wherever possible.
Q: My child has a runny nose and they are sneezing, should I send them to School?
A: Parents are obviously anxious that this may be early signs of COVID 19 but it is important to remember that children do get seasonal colds. Only if they have a high temperature, a cough or loss of, or change in sense of smell of taste do parents need to get their child tested.
Q: A person in my household has symptoms of COVID and is awaiting a test, is it still okay to send my child to School?
A: No, if a person in the household is being tested then the rest of the household should isolate until results are received, if the child develops symptoms then of course they should be tested. Not everyone in the household needs to be tested unless they display symptoms.
Q: Should I advise the School if my child has undergone a test and it has come back negative?
A: You should always advise the School of the outcome of the test and send them a copy of the results whether negative or positive.
Q: What happens if anyone in my child's bubble tests positive for Coronavirus?
A: The Headteacher will take immediate action by taking advice from the Local Authority. After all information has been gathered, a letter will go out to parents advising them on the School's course of action. This will happen very quickly. If children in a bubble are advised to self-isolate then they do not need to be tested unless they develop symptoms.
Q: Do I need to self-isolate when returning from a trip abroad?
A: If you are returning to this country from abroad you will be required to quarantine for 10 days. You would have been asked to complete a passenger location form and checks will be made.
CORONAVIRUS SYMPTOMS ARE A HIGH TEMPERATURE. A NEW AND CONTINUOUS COUGH, A LOSS OF, OR CHANGE IN, SENSE OF SMELL OR TASTE.
INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT www.nhs.uk/conditions-covid-19/symptoms.