The guidance we are being given by the local authority on absence-
If a member of the family that the child lives in the house with, gets a persistent cough or a high temperature, then you all need to isolate for 14 days based on the advice of 111 online - please do not call.
If none of your family have any symptoms, but you are choosing to keep your child off school as a precaution, then this absence will not be authorised at this time.
The school's advice would be to do what you think is right as a parent. As a school, we will be not be officially monitoring absence until this is all over.
Please use the 111 online tool for more advice if you are worried about symptoms.