Dear Parent / Carer
Please read and digest. This clarifies current guidance for the UK:
If you have a new persistent cough, ISOLATE
If you have a temperature of 37.8 or above, ISOLATE
You don't have to have both symptoms together.
ISOLATION - this is for a full 14 days for everybody in a household. Mum, Dad, siblings. Nobody should be going out / going to work spreading the virus. You should not be coming into contact with anybody outside of your household and you should not receive visitors.
If one of your household is symptomatic towards the end of the 14 days, only that individual must restart their isolation period and remain isolated for a full 7 days, even if it crosses the end of the household's 14 day isolation period - eg if an individual shows symptoms on day 12 of the household isolation period, just that individual must remain in isolation until day 19.
Best regards School Office