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Covid-19 Information

Symptoms of Covid-19


To help control Covid-19 within the St John's community, it is important that everyone is vigilant, aware of symptoms and follows the guidelines if their child is ill. 


Many of the symptoms of Covid-19 are similar to other common childhood illnesses. It is therefore important that everyone is aware of the symptoms and refers to the NHS guidance if their child is poorly.


Please do not sent your child into school if they have symptoms. Keep them, and the household at home, self- isolate, and try to get a test. Keep the school updated of any test result either by phone or by emailing the school office - adminoffice@st-johnscofe.hants.sch.uk


For advice on when to isolate - click here


For information about how long to isolate for - click here


Isolation is required for anyone with direct contact with a confirmed infection or the household bubble of someone showing symptoms. Therefore, if your child is showing symptoms, the rest of the household (including parents, siblings and anyone in an extended bubble) must also self-isolate for 14 days or until there is a negative test. 


The information in this BBC news article is helpful: 


What happens if someone in my household gets sick?

Can my child come to school?


We ask that you keep your child and any other family members off school, and try to obtain a test, if they have one of the following symptoms:


  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough
  • a loss or change to their sense of smell or taste


We appreciate that the symptoms of Covid-19 are easy to confuse with many other common childhood diseases. The BBC chart below is useful to help with this:

The government letter to parents about testing can be found here.