Parents, pupils and staff with coronavirus symptoms must get tested and must not come to school. Testing is most effective within 3 days of symptoms developing. Everyone with symptoms can be tested and critical workers can access priority testing. To access the government's information about how to book a test, please click here.
To limit the spread of the virus and protect your community, you will need to self-isolate as required by current regulations (available here) and engage with the Track & Trace system.
Resources for parents
Guidance from the Department for Education about "what parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak" is available here.
The Department for Education has launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:
- phone: 0800 046 8687
- email: DfE.firstname.lastname@example.org
Lines are open Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm, and weekends 10am to 4pm.
The latest information and advice from the government for the public on the outbreak of coronavirus, including advice on how to protect yourself and others, what to do if you have symptoms (a fever and/or new persistent cough and/or a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste ), and information about employment & financial support is available here.