We will update this page with resources and guidance as they are received. However, you are always welcome to contact us if you have any questions.
Rapid Lateral Flow Testing
Some more helpful information:
What to do if your child develops symptoms of COVID19
- If anyone in your family has Covid symptoms, please book a test using this link
- If your child tests positive for Covid, please contact the school immediately so that any close contacts can be quickly identified and asked to self-isolate.
- Schools will no longer be expected to undertake contact tracing. This is now being carried out by NHS Test and Trace.
- Staff or pupils must not come into school if they have Covid Symptoms.
- If you have symptoms of COVID-19, you should arrange to have a PCR test as soon as possible. You can arrange this online (Get a free PCR test to check if you have coronavirus (COVID-19) - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) or by phone by calling 119.
- Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms or a positive test result should stay at home and self-isolate immediately. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection
- Self-isolation period starts immediately from when your symptoms started, or, if you do not have any symptoms, from when your test was taken. Your isolation period includes the day your symptoms started (or the day your test was taken if you do not have symptoms), and the next 10 full days.
Sending Pupils Home
- If anyone develops COVID-19 symptoms at school, however mild, they will be sent home. They will be taken to a room to self-isolate until collected. Please therefore ensure that all your emergency contact details are up to date.
Individuals DO NOT have to self-isolate if they live in the same household as someone with COVID-19 or are a close contact of someone with COVID-19 and any of the following apply:
- They are fully vaccinated
- They are below the age of 18 years and 6 months
- They have taken part in or are currently part of an approved COVID-19 vaccine trial
- they are not able to get vaccinated for medical reasons
This means that all primary aged children should come to school as normal unless they themselves have Covid symptoms or a positive test result - Instead, they will be contacted by NHS Test and Trace, informed they have been in close contact with a positive case and advised to take a PCR test. We would encourage all individuals to take a PCR test if advised to do so.
- Parents and staff are no longer required to wear face masks at school.
- a high temperature: any new high temperature where your child feels hot to touch on their chest or back (you do not need to measure the temperature)
- a new continuous cough: coughing a lot for more than an hour, or three or more coughing episodes in 24 hours
- a loss of, or change in, sense of smell or taste: a noticeable loss of smell or taste or things smell and taste different to normal
Preventing the spread of infection:
- At no time must any child or adult enter the school grounds if they have symptoms of Covid-19 or might be indicative of the virus. See link for further information https://tinyurl.com/sdoyyrw
- Any adult or child showing possible symptoms will not be admitted or will be sent home if already on site.
- Following the national guidance, we may need to ask individual children, or groups to self-isolate if we believe they may have been in close contact with a child who has tested positive for COVID.
- Please ensure that there is someone available to respond to a phone call from school at all times in case we need to send your child home at short notice.
School Preventative Arrangements
Further information is available at: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus/education-and-childcare
Asymptomatic (rapid lateral flow) Test - Test for adults of children with no symptoms
About 1 in 3 people with coronavirus do not have symptoms but can still pass it on to others. Regular testing of people without symptoms is important to help stop the virus spreading and protect your loved ones.
To help prevent the spread of infection, we are requesting that pupils and their families visit an asymptomatic testing centre regularly. The recommendation is for staff and pupils to be tested twice weekly. However, only positive Covid results need to be reported to the school via the school office.
If you get a positive result when you have an asymptomatic test, you should:
- Self isolate immediately
- Book an NHS test for people with symptoms (PCR test)
- Inform the school as soon as possible
A negative result means that the test did not find signs of coronavirus but this does not 100% guarantee you do not have it. Therefore you should keep following protective advice such as:
- Regular handwashing
- Social Distancing and Wearing a face covering in public and when dropping off and collecting your child at school