Covid-19 Symptoms, Testing and Isolation

How do I notify school

To notify school if your child has symptoms, or is having to self isolate or has tested positive, please contact the school directly on 01484 412990 or email office@kingjames.school. The more information you provide us with the better, but please have to hand

  • your child’s full name and form group
  • the reason for self-isolation
  • when the symptoms started. 

To notify the school during out of school hours such as a weekend or school holiday, please email covid@kingjames.school  leaving the following information and a member of staff will contact you back.

  • your child’s full name and form group
  • the reason for self-isolation
  • when the symptoms started. 

Symptoms

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a high temperature – this 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 (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

Most people with coronavirus have at least 1 of these symptoms.

Feeling unwell

If you have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus:

  1. Get a test to check if you have coronavirus as soon as possible. Alternatively you can call 119.
  2. Stay at home and do not have visitors until you get your test result – only leave your home to have a test.

Anyone you live with, and anyone in your support bubble, must also stay at home until you get your result.

Here are some useful documents:

  • School isolation flowchart for parents                                                                                          View document
  • School isolation guide for parents                                                                                                 View document
  • Covid 19: guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection                             Link 
  • Letter to parents and guardians: when you book a coronavirus test for your child         Link 
  • Kirklees - Child isolation guide                                                                                                        Link 
  • Kirklees - School child isolation flowchart for parents and carers                                        View document

Testing in schools

  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) asymptomatic testing in schools and college   Link
  • Mass testing in schools: your questions answered                                        Link

Risk Assessment

You can find our completed 'Covid-19 Risk assessment' (updated May 2021) here