If your child has one or more of the main coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms listed below, please do not send them to school. In this instance, the person with symptoms must obtain a PCR test * (bookable online or via 119).
* NB: Lateral Flow Tests (the type you can perform at home using the free kits) are not to be used when symptoms are present. A PCR test must be booked in this instance.
Notify the school as soon as possible of your child's absence (by 9:00am) and again when you have received the test result.
Link to the Government's testing website ...
Please see the NHS links below for what to do when you receive your test result ...
If your child develops one of the main coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms in school, you will be contacted to arrange immediate collection from school. Whilst they are awaiting collection, your child will be moved to an area away from other people, where they will be supervised by a member of staff wearing PPE. Please arrange for your child to be PCR tested.
The main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) 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
Please see the NHS website for further information on coronavirus symptoms ...
If any member of your household has COVID-19 symptoms and/or tests positive for COVID-19, please see the following guidance on isolation ....
When to take a Lateral Flow Test and when to take a PCR Test
Self Isolation & Free School Meals
If your child has to self isolate and they are eligible for benefits-related Free School Meals, please contact the school office to arrange for Grab Bag lunches to be available for collection on each day that your child is not in school.
Additional Support Available for Families
If we are aware of other organisations providing additional food parcels, activities etc. information will be posted in the Useful Links section of this website.
COVID-19 General Information
Please refer to the following link for up to date information on isolation timescales ...