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What to do if your child is unwell

Is your child feeling unwell?

 

 

If you have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), get a test as soon as possible. Stay at home until you get the result.  Please contact the Academy to inform us of your child's absence - you can do so by:

 

  • Telephoning the school on 0121 779 5667
  • or via email to absence@mgis.org.uk

 

🦠COVID REPORTING - Positive Cases🦠

 

We have been informed by the Local Authority that we will still need to track and report positive cases of COVID-19 in our pupils over the half-term break.

 

In order to do so efficiently, we have created a dedicated email address for parents to report positive results to us as soon as they receive them:

 

covid@mgis.org.uk

 

If you do need to report a positive result, please include the following details in the email:

 

🟢 Your child’s name & class

🟢 Date of positive test

🟢 Date symptoms began

🟢 Names of any other children within school that they have been in close contact with, but are not in their year group/class bubble

🟢 Parent contact number (we may need to speak to you for further details)

 

This inbox will be monitored daily, and we will respond to parents within 24 hours.

 

You do not need to report negative test results.

 

Fingers crossed no one will need to use this service and we can all enjoy the half-term break without any further cases! 🤞

 

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Main 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.

 

 

What to do if you have symptoms

 

If you have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus:

 

  1. Get a test to check if you have coronavirus as soon as possible.
  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.

 

 

Please visit the NHS website for further information, and details of how to get tested.

  

 

 

 

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