St Mark's C.E. Primary School

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New Coronavirus Guidance



If a member of your household has any of the below symptoms your household should isolate for 14 days from the start of the symptoms. 




As you will be aware, the government has issued new advice if you have certain symptoms. The advice is:


Stay at home for 7 days if you have either:

  • a high temperature
  • a new continuous cough


This will help to protect others in your community while you are infectious.  Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.  You do not need to contact NHS 111 to tell them you’re staying at home.


If your child has any of the above symptoms they will need to stay at home and follow the self-isolation guidance found here:


If this applies to your child, please leave a message on the Absence line (01202 512241, option 1), or e-mail, making it clear that your child is isolating for 7 days.  You will not need to leave further messages until the 8th day of absence, as your child will be marked as unwell for 7 days (5 school days).  Please message the school as soon as possible to help us with our planning.


If your child shows any of the above symptoms at school, you will be called to collect your child and asked to isolate them for 7 days.


As this guidance applies to adults as well as children, we may well be impacted by staff absence over the coming weeks.  Whilst we will try to operate as normal, we may need to make changes to the provision which we offer.  For example, your child may be taught by different teachers or as part of a different or bigger class.  It may become necessary to implement full or partial closure of the school and/or wraparound care provision but we would aim to give as much notice as possible of this.


The needs and safety of the children will continue to be our utmost priority during this time.


I thank you for your support as we all adapt to this new guidance.