On this page you will find up to date advice regarding COVID 19 symptoms and testing and what to do if you have a positive test result.
IF YOUR CHILD HAS TESTED POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS AND HAS ATTENDED SCHOOL 48 HOURS BEFORE THE ONSET OF SYMPTOMS YOU MUST INFORM SCHOOL IMMEDIATELY.
DURING SCHOOL HOURS PLEASE TELEPHONE THE SCHOOL OFFICE ON 01642 243400
OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL HOURS PLEASE INFORM SCHOOL VIA THE EMAIL
If your child has any of the main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), they must not attend school and get a test as soon as possible. If someone in your household develops symptoms, they should stay at home until they get the test result.
The isolation period for people who test positive for Covid (PCR or lateral flow) has now been cut to “five full days” in England. People will be able to leave isolation from the start of day six after two negative tests eg Day 5 and morning of Day 6. Without 2 consecutive days of negative lateral flows, you must continue to self-isolate for 10 days .
Those who are fully vaccinated, or pupils aged from 5, who have been identified as a close contact of someone with COVID, should take a lateral flow test every day for seven days. Unless they have a positive test result or develop symptoms at any time (new continuous cough, high temperature or/and loss of taste/smell), they should continue to attend school as normal.
Children under the age of 5 are not statutorily obliged to do a daily test or self-isolate and can continue to attend their provision unless they are symptomatic or also receive a positive PCR test result.