What to do if You or Your Child may have Coronavirus
Lateral Flow Tests
Please see our information on Lateral Flow Testing. All adults are encouraged to take Lateral Flow Tests (LFTs) twice a week. If you test positive on an LFT, you may have coronavirus. You should self-isolate and book a PCR test.
Symptoms and Positive Cases
If your child has any of these symptoms, they should not come to school:
- A new, persistent cough.
- A raised temperature.
- A loss or change to their normal sense of smell or taste.
These are the key symptoms of coronavirus. Anyone with these symptoms should self-isolate at home and book a PCR test. If you think your child may have coronavirus, please call us and tell us.
If your child develops symptoms of coronavirus in school, we will take them to a safe space, away from other people. We will continue to care for them. We will call you and ask you to collect them as quickly as possible. We will advise you not to go home on public transport. We will ask you to book a PCR test for your child.
All people who test positive for coronavirus on a PCR test will need to self-isolate for 10 days. NHS track and trace will advise you on this.
People who have spent time in close proximity to someone who tests positive for coronavirus are called close contacts. In the past, we identified close contacts in school and asked them to self-isolate for 10 days. NHS track and trace also did this. Some close contacts still do have to self-isolate, but many people are now exempt. This includes:
- All children under the age of 18 years and 6 months.
- Anyone who is fully vaccinated (has had both jabs).
This means that we will not ask any of your children to self-isolate if someone in their class tests positive for coronavirus. We will tell you if this happens and we will ask you to book your child a PCR test, to make sure we can control the spread of the virus.
We are available to provide you with advice and help. Please use us. If you are in any doubt about what to do, call us.