Reminder: showing symptoms of coronavirus

If your child is showing symptoms of coronavirus they need to have a test.

Is your child showing one or more of the following symptoms?:• A new continuous cough (this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours)• A high temperature• Loss of smell or taste (this means not being able to smell or taste anything or that things smell or taste different to normal.

If your child has symptoms do not send your child to school and do not send their brothers or sisters to school either. Get a test for the sick child only. Only get other children or yourself tested if you have symptoms. No one can return to school until the results of the test are known.

Accessing testing 

The fastest way to get a test result is to go to a testing site. Individuals will need a pre-booked appointment or they will not be given a test. People can also order home test kits to be sent directly to them. To book an appointment or order a home kit, please visit: 

https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test

These routes remain the primary channels for any individuals displaying coronavirus symptoms to get a test. 

Inform the school of the results of the test.  We will advise you of what to do next or read the information available on our website.   Let’s keep our school community safe.