Managing a confirmed case of coronavirus

What happens if there is a confirmed case of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the school community?

We will take swift action when they become aware that someone who has attended the school has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19). We will contact the dedicated advice service for schools introduced by Public Health England (PHE).

The advice service will carry out a rapid risk assessment to confirm who has been in close contact with the person during the period that they were infectious, and ensure they are asked to self-isolate. If, following triage, further expert advice is required the adviser will escalate the school’s call to the PHE local health protection team. This team will also contact us directly if they become aware that someone who has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) attended the school – as identified by NHS Test and Trace

The advice service team or the health protection team will work with us to guide us through the actions we need to take. Based on their advice, we will send home those people who have been in close contact with the person who has tested positive, advising them to self-isolate for 10 days since they were last in close contact with that person when they were infectious.