Will you be taking my childâ€™s temperature?
As one of the main symptoms of COVID is a raised temperature we strongly advise parents and carers to monitor their child's temperature daily before bringing them to school and if they have symptoms of covid-19 to keep them at home, arrange for a test. If the results of the test are negative AND the child no longer has symptoms, they can return to school.
As for taking temperatures in school, we have not been instructed to do so. If children appear hot and are flushed we will treat this as a symptom of COVID, isolate the child and contact parents or carers to collect. If guidance and expectations from health professionals or the government change, we will review our practice in the light of evidence.