Covid-19 testing/Self-isolation rules

The guidance has changed in regards to when pupils and adults have to self-isolate according to your age or vaccination status.

When am I, my family or child required to self-isolate?

  • If you test positive by a Lateral Flow Device you no longer need to get this verifified by a PCR (which is carried out in a testing centre or ordered for home use and then sent to a lab) you must isolate for 10 days from the start of symptoms or when you had a positive test confirmed (if no symtpoms).  This is considered day zero.
  • On day 6 you can take a LFT if this is negative then wait 24 hours and take another test - if this is negative you may stop isolating from this point
  • You must complete the 10 days isolation unless you have TWO negative LFTs which are 24 hours apart
  • If you are in contact with someone who is positive you should take LFTs for 7 days after the point of contact to the positive case if: you are under 18 OR have had both vaccines.
  • If you are in contact with someone who is positive and you are over 18 and have not had the vaccine you will need to self-isolate for 10 days from the last time you were in contact with the person who tested positive.

Testing Information for pupils with symptoms

If your child develops symptoms of coronavirus (high temperature, a new continuous cough, a loss or change in sense of smell or taste), please click on the link below to get a free NHS test.

Please DO NOT send your child into school if they have any of these symptoms.

Please read through the information carefully and then follow the link towards the bottom of the page that says "Get a coronavirus test". 

There are 2 ways to get a coronavirus test: getting a test kit delivered to your home or going to a test site. Follow the instructions on the link to see which one is available to you and book.

 Click on this link for answers to common questions about coronavirus tests:


Remote Education in the event of a pupil self-isolating

If your child is isolating having been identified as a positive case (by PCR) assuming they are well enough to continue work please refer to the curriculum page which has a tab called "distance learning" on here there will links to the relevant learning your child is doing and some videos and activities to ensure they don't lose learning as a result of being at home.  Your child will also have a SeeSaw log in which will allow them to post relevant learning to be reviewed by their class teacher outside of their class teaching hours.  This will be emailed at the point of knowing your child is isolating.  Any families isolating for a period who wish to have a Chromebook on loan for this period should contact the school office.

Isolation Information 2022

Isolation Information 2022