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What to do if your child or a household member is feeling unwell

Pupils, staff and other adults must not come into the school if they have coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms, or have tested positive in the last 7 days.   

If anyone in the school becomes 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 (anosmia), they must be sent home and advised to follow ‘stay at home: guidance for households with possible or confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection’, which sets out that they must self-isolate for at least 7 days and should arrange to have a test to see if they have coronavirus (COVID-19). Other members of their household (including any siblings) should self-isolate for 14 days from when the symptomatic person first had symptoms.


To arrange a test visit the NHS website here:  Get a free NHS test to check if you have coronavirus - GOV.UK (

Call 119 to get a test if you have problems using the internet.  If no tests are available online, do not call the helpline to get a test. No extra tests are available through the helpline.

Please contact the school if you are unable to book a test within 24 hours of symptoms developing.

The guide below answers key questions and describes the symptoms of Covid-19, common colds and the flu virus.  Please keep us up to date with your latest contact information in case your child needs to be sent home.