Covid: Please be alert to symptoms
Although we currently have relatively few cases of Covid-19 at Crossdale, we are aware that cases are much higher in some other local schools - we have also had more cases reported at Crossdale over the weekend. As such, we would ask all parents to be especially attentive to any symptoms associated with Covid-19 and use the testing procedures recommended by the NHS:
- PCR tests - these are the tests normally done at a drive-through testing centre, results are normally sent by text within 24 hours. These are for people with symptoms of covid-19, EVEN MILD SYMPTOMS.
If your child has symptoms, EVEN IF MILD, of cv19, get a PCR test as soon as possible
PCR TESTS ARE FOR PEOPLE WITH SYMPTOMS, EVEN MILD SYMPTOMS
- Stay at home until you get your test result – only leave your home to have a test. Check if people you live with need to self-isolate
- LFT Lateral Flow Tests - the tests you do at home, twice a week, getting the results back in 15-30 mins. These are recommended for people WITHOUT symptoms - not strictly recommended for primary aged children, but many families are choosing to use them.
LATERAL FLOW TESTS ARE ONLY FOR PEOPLE WITHOUT SYMPTOMS
If in any doubt about your child's symptoms, please err on the side of caution when deciding whether to book a PCR - getting a PCR test result will remove any doubt and help keep cases low at Crossdale.