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
Get a PCR test (lateral flow test must not be used when displaying Covid symptoms) to check if you have coronavirus and stay at home with all members of your household until you get your result.
Below is a reminder of which tests should be used when:
Book a PCR test via the national booking portal https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test or calling 119 and selecting that you have COVID-19 symptoms when prompted.
Individual has shortness of breath, muscle or body aches, fatigue, sore throat, headache, nasal congestion or runny nose, diarrhoea, nausea or vomiting
Book a PCR test via the national booking portal https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test or by calling 119 and selecting you do not have symptoms and then selecting the option ‘my local council or health protection team has asked me to get a test, even though I do not have symptoms’ when prompted. Children do not need to self-isolate while waiting for the results and can come into school, if feeling well enough.
Covid reporting for Pupils:
If you need to phone us to report your child absent for a reason related to Covid you will be asked to provide specific information, depending on the circumstances. We have to collate data for the DFE and Public Health:
If you receive a positive test result for your child please inform school immediately. During school hours this will be via a phoning the school office and/or emailing email@example.com
Out of school hours please notify us of child positive cases only to the Covid email address.
This is monitored by the leadership team.
For Positive parent cases or negative results please send these to firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm that children are able to return to school.
Self-isolation due to positive case contact tracing
Date of last contact with positive case
Who was in contact with the person testing positive? - if child 10 days isolation, if parent the child does not need to isolate
Confirm date to return to school on 11th day.
Any queries, or additional information over and above the information required for the spreadsheet, you will be asked that this is put in an email to admin or head so it can be taken into consideration.
Updated advice April 2021 - PCR Testing for contacts of a case
If you have been identified as a close contact of someone who has tested positive for coronavirus you are advised to book a PCR test.
You should do this at the start of your 10-day self-isolation period. Taking a test is not an alternative to self-isolating. You will still need to isolate for the full 10 days even if you test negative for coronavirus.
If you live with the person who has tested positive, you should book your test for 3 to 5 days after their symptoms started.
If you do not live with the person, you should book your test for 3 to 5 days after the day you last spent time with them. If you can’t book your test within 5 days, book it as soon as possible.
If you’re a close contact, but you’ve already tested positive in the past 90 days, you should not get tested but still complete the full 10-day self- isolation period.
If a member of a child's household develops symptoms of Covid, during the school day, please make arrangements for your child/ren to be collected from school as soon as possible as the household must self-isolate whilst awaiting testing and receiving the test results.
If a member of a household tests positive the child must self isolate for 10 days. If the child then develops symptoms within 48 hours of their last day in school, which results in a positive test result please inform school immediately.
Further information along with current risk assessments in place in school are available at:
Free School Meals
In the event of a bubble closure we will be able to arrange for lunch packs to be provided to children eligible for FSM.
If you think you may be eligible for Free School meals, even if your child is in Infants and receives the Universal Infant Free School Meals, please contact the school office for a registration form or visit
Our Remote Learning Policy is available on our website at
Uploading google classroom
If your child is working on google classroom in the event of self-isolation it would be really useful if they could upload their work.
The link below explains how to do it but essentially the easiest way is to take a photograph of the work to upload.