Suspected Virus

It is no longer recommended that children and young people are routinely tested for COVID-19 (unless asked to by a health professional). If they do test positive however, they should not come into school and should try to stay at home for 3 days after the day they took the test. After 3 days, if they are well enough (and do not have an ongoing high temperature), they can return to school.
Children and young people with mild symptoms such as a runny nose, sore throat, or slight cough, who are otherwise well, can continue to attend school.
Children and young people who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and avoid contact with other people, where they can. They can go back to school and resume normal activities when they no longer have a high temperature, and they are well enough to attend.


If we suspect your child is showing symptoms of coronavirus we will:

  • Ask your child, if they are able to do so independently, to sit outside the classroom (exterior, not corridor) with an adult nearby.
  • Call you to arrange for your child to go home immediately.
  • Ensure a member of staff will put on personal protective equipment before moving your child to our designated quarantine area (first aid room) to wait to be collected. At no point will your child be left alone.
  • Move the remaining children out of the class so the room can be thoroughly cleaned and aired before they return to the room.

When you collect:

  • We will advise you to take your child for a coronavirus test, all members of your household will be eligible.
  • Please inform the school on any outcomes as soon as you are able.

If a child attending school receives a positive test direct support and advice will be given by the local Public Health England health protection team.