Rupert House School is currently following the Government Guidelines to mitigate the risk of spreading Covid-19.
The main messages from this guidance are as follows:
If you have COVID-19 symptoms or have received a positive test result
- Stay at home and begin to self-isolate for 10 days from when your symptoms start. Arrange to have a test for COVID-19 if you have not already had one. The result of the test will determine how long you must stay at home and self-isolate.
- Stay at home while you are waiting for a home test kit or a test site appointment.
- A positive test result means you must complete a 10-day isolation period.
- If your test is negative, you can stop self-isolating as long as you are well.
- If you do not have symptoms but have tested positive for COVID-19, stay at home and self-isolate for 10 days from the day the test was taken. If you develop symptoms after your test, restart your 10-day isolation period from the day the symptoms start.
- Stay as far away from other members of your household as possible, especially if they are clinically extremely vulnerable. Avoid using shared spaces such as kitchens and other living areas while others are present and take your meals back to your room to eat.
- You could be fined if you do not stay at home and self-isolate following a positive test result for COVID-19 and you are notified by NHS Test and Trace that you need to self-isolate.
If you live in the same household as someone with COVID-19
- Stay at home for 14 days. The 14-day period starts from the day the first person in your house developed symptoms or, if they do not have symptoms, from the day their test was taken.
- If you do not have symptoms of COVID-19 yourself you do not need a test. Only arrange a test if you develop COVID-19 symptoms.
- If you develop symptoms and your test result is positive, follow the same advice for people with COVID-19 to stay at home and self-isolate for 10 days from when your symptoms started, regardless of where you are in your 14-day period.
- You could be fined if you are identified as a contact of someone with COVID-19 and you are notified by NHS Test and Trace that you need to self-isolate and do not to stay at home and self-isolate.
Please take a look at this chart for guidance on what to do if your child displays possible COVID-19 symptoms.
We ask that all visitors to our school, staff, pupils, parents and other members of our Rupert House School community adhere by these guidelines.
Visits to the school premises are being kept to a minimum. However, if you do come on site, you will be asked to sanitize your hands upon arrival and have your temperature taken and show your ID before being invited to sign in. You will also be asked to scan the NHS Track and Trace QR code. Any individual over the age of 11 will be asked to wear a mask at all times in the communal areas of the school premises.
To further mitigate the risk to our school community, we have designated drop off collection points and times for separate school bubbles and we ask all parents and carers to be as punctual as possible at drop off and collection to avoid cross-bubble contamination. The Government Guidelines also make clear that, unless the circumstances are extenuating, only parents or carers within the same household bubble are able to drop off or collect children. We ask those dropping off and picking up children from school to please wear face masks and to remain socially distanced from each other and other passers-by.
On behalf of the Rupert House community, we would like to extend our thanks to you for adhering to these regulations during these difficult times.