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COVID-19 advice page



This is the most recent guidance published by our Trust for parents. This guidance will help parents and families plan what to do if you suspect any family member has COVID or COVID symptoms.  

The advice from the Trust remains that our schools align themselves with the UKHSA guidance. The Trust is keeping the situation under constant review, as usual, and will provide continue to provide further updates, as necessary.


The key points of the UKHSA guidance are as follows:


What to do if you have symptoms of a respiratory infection, including COVID-19:

  • For those aged over 18 years old: Anyone who has symptoms of a respiratory infection, such as COVID-19, and has a high temperature or does not feel well enough to go to work or carry out normal activities, is advised to try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people, until they no longer have a high temperature (if they had one) or until they no longer feel unwell. Please note that employees can self-certify for a period of sick leave that is 7 days or less in total.


·        Children and young people aged 18 years and under: Those with mild symptoms such as a runny nose, sore throat, or slight cough, who are otherwise well, can continue to attend their education setting. Children and young people who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and avoid contact with other people. 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.


What to do if you have a positive COVID-19 test result:

  • For those aged over 18 years old: Anyone who has a positive COVID-19 test result, is advised to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days after the day they took the test.


  • Children and young people aged 18 years and under: It is not recommended that children and young people are tested for COVID-19 unless directed to by a health professional. If a child or young person has a positive COVID-19 test result they are advised to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 3 days after the day that they took the test. After 3 days, if they feel well and do not have a high temperature, the risk of passing the infection on to others is much lower. This is because children and young people tend to be infectious to other people for less time than adults.


Please note there is separate guidance for people who have been informed by the NHS that they are at highest risk of becoming seriously unwell and who might be eligible for new COVID-19 treatments.



Helpful guides to COVID testing English


Polski (Polish)

Znajdź przewodniki krok po kroku, jak wykonać szybki test:

Slovenčina (Slovak)

Nájdete podrobných sprievodcov rýchlym testom:

Helpful guides on how to have a PCR test. When you click on the link you can change the language.


Information on how to get possible access to a PCR test.



How to complete a COVID test - video