In view that Sparkhill is now an area of enhanced support due to rising cases of COVID please read below and see attached information regarding Self Isolation.
IF YOUR CHILD OR ANYONE IN YOUR HOUSE IS ILL, PLEASE DO NOT COME TO SCHOOL, YOU ALL NEED TO SELF ISOLATE.
SYMPTOMS AND TESTING – REMINDER
If children display any of the following symptoms, they need to stay at home along with any siblings and be booked to get a PCR test, a lateral flow test is NOT SUFFICIENT (lateral flow tests are only recommended to be used when a person has no symptom’s):
· A new, continuous cough
· A high temperature (hot to the touch)
· A change in or a loss of their usual sense of taste and smell
So that you can support us with this, some of the symptoms that children can display that can result in a positive coronavirus test are:
- stomach pains
We understand that these are very typical illnesses for children to be suffering from but we want to be as vigilant as we can to ensure that we can keep our bubbles and our school open.
To book a PCR test for anyone who is displaying symptoms. This can be done at Alfred Street Car Park off Stoney Lane, B11 4PB.
This test result then needs to be emailed to the school office;
before the child/children can return. If you do not wish to test your child, they will have to stay at home for 10 days since their symptoms started.