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Coronavirus information

Coronavirus symptoms:

  • a high temperature – A high temperature is 37.8C or more- .https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/fever-in-adults/  https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/fever-in-children/
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

You can get a test for someone you live with if they have these symptoms.

You do not need to get tests for people you live with who do not have these symptoms.


You do not need to self-isolate if your test is negative, as long as:

  • everyone you live with who has symptoms tests negative
  • everyone in your support bubble who has symptoms tests negative
  • you feel well – if you feel unwell, stay at home until you’re feeling better


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What are the new restrictions in England?

  • People will be told to stay at home except for specific reasons
  • These include work which cannot be done from home, childcare or education, exercise outdoors, medical reasons, essential shopping, providing care for vulnerable people or for volunteering, and visiting members of your support bubble
  • Meeting indoors or in private gardens will not be allowed, but individuals can meet one other person from another household outside in a public place. Children under school age and those dependent on round-the-clock care who are with their parents do not count towards the two-person limit
  • Non-essential retail will close, but can remain open for click-and-collect delivery
  • Pubs, bars, restaurants will have to close, but can still provide takeaway and delivery, excluding takeaway of alcohol
  • Indoor and outdoor leisure facilities, such as gyms and swimming pools, will also close, along with entertainment venues and personal care facilities such as beauty salons
  • Places of worship will close, unless they are being used for funerals, to broadcast acts of worship, individual prayer, formal childcare, or essential services such as blood donation or food banks
  • Construction sites and manufacturing workplaces can remain open
  • Weddings and civil partnership ceremonies will not be able to take place except in exceptional circumstances, and funerals will be limited to a maximum of 30 people
  • Children will still be able to move between homes if their parents are separated
  • Clinically vulnerable people will be asked to be "especially careful" but people will not be asked to resume shielding
  • Overnight stays, staying in a second home, and holidays will not be allowed - including in the UK and abroad - although there are exceptions, such as work trips
  • People will be told to avoid all non-essential travel by private or public transport
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Parents & Staff: Phoenix School - Symptoms and Self-Isolation Information

If someone has tested positive you need to self-isolate 14 days

How to access:

To book a visit or order a home test kit please use the below link:

Apply online: https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test       or call 119

There are five regional test centres in London - O2 and Lee Valley are the closest ones to Tower Hamlets.

This testing is for those in vehicles only (drive-through) and is by appointment only. Public access these via the NHS website or by calling the Coronavirus Testing Centre if they have no internet access.

Stay at home if you have symptoms:

If you are getting a test because you have symptoms, you and anyone you live with must self-isolate until you get your result.

You must also self-isolate if you cannot get a test because it’s more than 5 days since your symptoms started

Travel Advice:

If you have recently been to a restricted country on the quarantine list, you are required to self-isolate for 14 days. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus

Staff must speak to the headteacher prior to travelling. All self-isolation due to travel restriction will be processed as unpaid leave and staff will be required to complete a special leave form.

Parents should not be taking children out during term-time and if they go on holiday to restricted country they must also self-isolate and inform the school.

Parents and Staff are required to provide the School with immediate update

Staff please complete return to work with managers and provide self-isolation notes as soon as possible if you have come back from self-isolation

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