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RISK ASSESSMENTS are found at the bottom of this page.

Covid 19 Contingency Planning Safeguarding Emergency Guidance

Covid 19 - Guidelines for visitors

Visitors to our schools should wear a face covering and wash their hands with soap and water before leaving home and once they arrive. You will also be required to sanitise your hands on arrival.

For the avoidance of potential embarrassment, we would also like to advise you that our schools are currently operating a ‘no handshake’ policy for all members of it's community.

Does your child have Covid-19 symptoms?

What are Covid-19 symptoms?

A raised temperature

A loss of smell and taste

A continuous, new cough

  • We have spoken to PHE about the difference between a cough and a Coronavirus cough as we expect coughs and colds over the Autumn and Winter months . They advised that: 'if the pupil can't stop coughing for up to an  hour (continuous) up to 3 times a day, then it is likely to be a Coronavirus  cough and they will need to self isolate and have a test.'  Coughing doesn't seem to solve the tickle.

Children with symptoms should not come to school but instead, get a test.

When the test result is known then school should be informed.

A positive Covid-19 test:  

  • If the result is positive, the child stays at home to self-isolate for 10 days minimum.  In addition, the child must not be in school 48hrs after the last symptoms have shown.  Depending on the severity, this may be several days.
  • You notify school.   
  • School informs Public Health England's Local Health Protection Teams (PHE).
  • PHE starts the process of track and tracing and tells the school what to do next in terms of closing bubbles/zones

What if my child only starts to show Covid-19 symptoms during the school day?

Should your child have symptoms during the school day, you will be asked to collect them straight away from a 'quarantined' area of the school, where staff will be waiting with the child, in the same room. You should immediately get your child and your household tested as well and let the school know the outcome.

Self-Isolating - Quarantining

  • Self-Isolating means staying at home; quarantining. 
  • Your child should not come to school and you should not go to work. 
  • As we enter the normal cold and flu season, there is an expectation that we will see a number of pupils self-isolating with symptoms that are associated with Covid-19, and even more who are self-isolating as a result of someone in their household having symptoms. 

Social Distancing Challenges for Kids & how to help

A Staff Member's Personal Story of Covid-19

Karen Thorp, one of our senior teachers at The Collett School was in a serious condition with Covid-19 this summer.  Here, she was asked to write an account for Addenbrooks Hospital and has given us permission to share her story on our website.   If you have a story you wish to share, please let us know;  Click:  Karen's Covid-19 Story

Covid-19 Prevention - Hygiene and Face Coverings

Good Hygiene and Health (Public Health England 2020)

Washing Hands: September 2020

How to wear a face covering

Schools' Risk Assessments

Covid-19 Risk Assessment: May 2021



Covid-19 Supplementary Conditions for Hire and use of school premises by HCC: April 2021


Covid-19 Risk Assessment: March 2021


Covid-19 Risk Assessment: End of January 2021


Covid-19 Risk Assessment: January 2021


Covid-19 School Risk Assessments: October 2020


Covid-19 School Risk Assessments: September 2020


Covid-19 School Risk Assessments: June 2020

Covid-19 Bereavement

HCC has a page of information regarding Covid-19 bereavement and can be found here:

Covid-19 Bereavement

Blue Tangerine 'Memories of You' leaflet about making a memory box to support bereavement.