COVID-19 (Coronavirus) information
In light of the uncertainty we all face in our daily lives with the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), please be advised of the measures we are taking at Radnor House Sevenoaks to keep our children, families and staff safe.
The main symptoms of coronavirus are:
- a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
- 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. If your child is presenting with a minor sniffle and none of the above symptoms, they should still attend school.
We would ask that you please read the ‘stay at home: guidance for households with possible or confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection’
- Anyone who displays symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) can and must get a test. Tests can be booked online through the NHS testing and tracing for coronavirus website, or ordered by telephone via NHS 119 for those without access to the internet. Essential workers, which includes anyone involved in education or childcare, have priority access to testing. Parents and staff must understand and commit to engaging with the NHS Test and Trace process
- You must book a test if you or your child is are displaying symptoms. Staff and pupils must not come into the school if they have symptoms and must be sent home to self-isolate if they develop them in school. All children can be tested, including children under 5. Children aged 11 and under will need to be helped by their parents/carers if using a home testing kit. You can also book a test using this government link: tested&ved=2ahUKEwiIluPeqMXpAhXPSsAKHZ1VDcMQFjABegQIBhAB&usg=AOvVaw1YI9XMkbaLi4ijZDJ3U_Ph
- Parents and staff must inform the school immediately of the results of a test
- Pupils or staff who have come into close contact with a possible case do not have to self-isolate unless they are also displaying symptoms, or the case is confirmed as positive.
- If someone tests negative, if they feel well and no longer have symptoms similar to coronavirus (COVID-19), they can stop self-isolating. They could still have another virus, such as a cold or flu – in which case it is still best to avoid contact with other people until they are better. Other members of their household can stop self-isolating.
Hygiene is critical
There’s a lot we still don’t know about Coronavirus, but health authorities have been clear that maintaining good hygiene is absolutely critical. We are asking everyone to ensure they use the hand sanitizers which have been placed around the school. These are re-filled as soon as they are empty.
We are asking all deliveries to be dropped outside the Prep School Office and the Seniors School Reception.- removing the need for direct contact for both parties.
Community comes first
We have cancelled all Sporting Fixtures, School Events and School Trips for the foreseeable future.
We will continue to work closely with Public Health England and the Department of Education to ensure we navigate these challenging circumstances with everyone’s health and wellbeing in mind and prepare for any outcome as the situation evolves.
We would request all parents drop their children (senior children in the car park and prep school children in the Court Yard) and avoid entering the school. If you wish to make an appointment to speak to a teacher, please do so by phone or email and not in person.
Monitoring of children and staff
All children and staff are being monitored and if anyone here at Radnor House Sevenoaks is showing any symptoms of Covid-19, parents will be called to collect them and staff will be asked to leave the premises and self isolate for 7 days.
Thank you for your support in keeping RH7 a safe environment for all.