Covid-19 Information

The Main Symptoms Of Coronavirus

  • 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 one of these symptoms.

How long to self-isolate?

If you have symptoms or have tested positive for coronavirus, you'll usually need to self-isolate for at least 10 days.

You'll usually need to self-isolate for 14 days if:

  • Someone you live with has symptoms and tests positive.

  • Someone in your support bubble has symptoms and tests positive

  • You've been told by NHS Test and Trace that you've been in contact with someone who has coronavirus

Read more about how long to self-isolate.

What to do if you have symptoms?

If you have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus:

Inform the school.

Staff should email or telephone Nicki Riddle and parents should telephone: 

01732 778600

or EMAIL – admin@tonbridgefederation.co.uk  

 

If the symptoms start whilst at school, the student and their siblings (where appropriate as a precaution) will be isolated and must be collected immediately and taken home. Staff will also be required to return home immediately.

Get a test. 

Check if you have coronavirus as soon as possible.

 

Click here with information on how to do this. Inform the school of the test outcome as soon as possible. We have been advised by the Department for Education that you are able to conduct an NHS online questionnaire to check if you have appropriate symptoms.

 

If the questionnaire outcome is 'unlikely to have Coronavirus' this is sufficient for you to return to school. The school must see a screenshot of the outcome of this questionnaire before you return.

Stay At Home

Do not have visitors until you get your test – only leave your home to have a test. As a precaution, siblings should also remain at home until the outcome of the test is known.

HC Risk Managment Plan

Click here to download

Agreed by Governors on 17th July 2020

Letter regarding updated Government guidance on face coverings here

Student Guide to Returning in September 2020

Booklet- click here

Audio guide - click here

Frequently asked questions about Covid-19 security - click here

Student and Parent Information Films