If a boarder becomes unwell with possible COVID-19 symptoms their parents are notified, and the child is able to isolate in one of the designated and very comfortable isolation rooms we have created, where we will conduct an on-site test. The test results take approximately 20 minutes to be confirmed.
If the boarder tests negative: they may return to lessons once they feel better and have been free of fever for 24 hours, without the use of medication.
If the boarder tests positive: they will need to self-isolate for 10 days. Children who are not able to isolate at home will be cared for by the Boarding Staff and Nursing Team. The rest of their boarding bubble will need to quarantine for a total of 10 days in line with current government guidelines. If another child tests positive in that same bubble, the quarantine will again be for 10 days from the onset of those symptoms. If more than one member of the boarding household bubble tests positive, we will liaise with Public Health England and the Health Protection Agency on next steps.
If a day pupil or member of staff should test positive they and their household must remain at home and self-isolate for a period of 10 days.