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COVID -19 Guidance

COVID -19 Guidance

If your child is poorly please keep your child at home.  If a child becomes unwell within the setting, or shows signs of a cough or/and temperature or change in their normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia) their parents will be contacted to come and collect their child immediately and advised to follow the guidance for households with possible or confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection.

This sets out that they must:

.  self-isolate for at least 10 days

arrange to have a test to see if they have coronavirus (COVID-19)

 

We will have a thermometer to enable us to take the child’s temperature.  If you are giving your child any antibiotics or calpol/paracetamol please call to speak to a member of staff. 

 

If a child is unwell and awaiting collection, we will isolate them within the cloakroom area with a teacher. 

The front door will be opened for ventilation. PPE (gloves, an apron and a face mask and a visor) will be worn by staff caring for the child while they await collection.

If they need to go to the bathroom while waiting to be collected, we will use the accessible toilet.  

The member of staff will wash their hands thoroughly for 20 seconds after having contact with the child. Other children who have had contact with the symptomatic child will wash hands thoroughly for 20 seconds. 

 

When parents/guardians collect their child you will be advised to get your child tested and to notify us of the results.

Once the child has left the premises we will thoroughly disinfect/clean all surfaces and touch points they came in to contact with (including the toilet area if used to reduce the risk of passing the infection on to other people. See the COVID-19: cleaning of non-healthcare settings guidance.

If a teacher has helped someone with symptoms, they will not be asked to go home unless they develop symptoms themselves (and in which case, a test is available) or the child subsequently tests positive

 

If a child or teacher develops symptoms compatible with coronavirus, they will be sent home and advised to self-isolate for 10 days. Their fellow household members should self-isolate for 14 days. All teachers will have access to a test if they display symptoms of coronavirus, and will be encouraged to get tested.

Where the teacher tests negative, they will be able to return to the setting and the fellow household members can end their self-isolation.

 

If a child or teacher tests positive we will engage with the NHS Test and Trace process

To manage confirmed cases of coronavirus (Covid19) amongst the setting we will contain any outbreak by following Local Health Protection Team advice who will work with us to carry out a rapid risk assessment and identify appropriate next steps.

 

For any other sickness please refer to our Policies and Procedures which are available on our website www.brookhurstpreschool.co.uk  

Fees

As stated in our policies and procedures notification if a child is absent from pre-school fees will be required and charged for e.g. illness or holiday.  This will be the same if your child has to self-isolate due to coronavirus (Covid 19).  If we have to close we will not be able to provide a service so fees will not be requires and you will not be charged.