COVID-19 Guidance and Information
Guidance on Testing
To book a test:
Children should not attend schools if:
- They, or a household member, are unwell with a new continuous cough or a high temperature, or has a loss of, or change in, their normal sense of taste or smell or
- They have had a positive test result themselves or
- They are a close contact of someone who has coronavirus (COVID-19)
In these circumstances parents must follow government advice on Test and Trace, and self isolating. Parents must keep school informed of the results of any testing.
If you are unsure if your child should attend school please contact the school who will offer advice and guidance or signpost you to the relevant service.
Please note where children are not able to attend school as parents are following clinical and/or public health advice, absence will not be penalised.
Department for Education Coronavirus helpline - this helpline has been set up to answer questions about the virus related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline.
Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)