The Weatheralls Primary School

COVID-19 Information for Parents

The recognised symptoms of COVID-19 in children has recently been updated and can now include:

  • a high temperature or shivering (chills) – a high temperature means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste
  • shortness of breath
  • feeling tired or exhausted
  • an aching body
  • a headache
  • a sore throat
  • a blocked or runny nose
  • loss of appetite
  • diarrhoea
  • feeling sick or being sick

The symptoms are very similar to symptoms of other illnesses, such as colds and flu.

If your child has symptoms they should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people if they have any of the above symptoms and they have either:

  • have a high temperature
  • do not feel well enough to go to school, or do their normal activities

They can go back to school when they feel better and do not have a high temperature.

If your child has tested positive for COVID-19 they should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 3 days after the day they took the test. After 3 days, if they feel well and do not have a high temperature, the risk of passing the infection on to others is much lower.

Children can continue to attend school as normal if someone in their household has tested positive for COVID-19.

For information about how to reduce the spread of infection with the people you live with if there is COVID-19 in the household, please click here.

 COVID-19 Handbook for Parents and Carers 

 COVID-19 Catch Up Premium Expenditure Report

Restore Curriculum - Our principles to support children as they return to school

Communication during this unsettled time is key. As information becomes available, we will update our Kennett families via Class Dojo and email. Please do contact us - via the team in the school office - if you are at all concerned.