Update from the Department for Education
The Department for Education has asked all schools to share this letter from their Chief Medical Officer. As we are all aware education is of vital importance to every single child. A high quality education ensures your son can have a bright, exciting and worthwhile career ahead of him. The government has brought schools back to ensure this education is in place for everyone, and nothing beats learning taking place in schools and in classrooms for first hand expert tuition. The attached letter outlines what to do if your son, or a family member is experiencing symptoms of Covid-19. It also outlines how if your son has other conditions such as a headache, or is feeling a little under the weather, then he should be in school. In essence if you would have sent your son to school, before the Covid-19 pandemic, e.g. because he woke up with a bit of a headache or a runny nose, then do still send him to school now. It is only if he has symptoms of Covid-19 that you should keep him at home and have him tested. If he has other symptoms such as sickness or diarrhoea then follow the usual protocols of your son returning to school 48 hours after those symptoms have disappeared. A great education is key to your son's future success.
Important letter from NHS Test and Trace