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COVID-19 Guidance

The school’s guidance for children and young people attending the school is presented below and is informed by the UK Government’s Health Security Agency.

The below guidance is subject to amendment in response to changing information and circumstances and may be altered at short notice.


The practising of good hygiene is still strongly recommended.

  • Coughs and sneezes should be caught in tissues and disposed of.
  • Hands should be washed regularly using soap and water, particularly - after coughing and sneezing, - before and after eating, and - after visiting the lavatory.
  • Frequent use of hand-sanitiser helps to reduce the spread of infection.


Most people can no longer access free testing for COVID-19, and there is no expectation to test regularly. It is not recommended that children or young people are tested unless directed to by a health professional.

If a child or young person has a positive test result, they should stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 3 days after the day they took the test, if they can.

Children and young people who usually go to school, college or childcare and who live with someone who has a positive COVID-19 test result should continue to attend as normal.

Children and young people who have symptoms of a respiratory infection, including Covid-19

Respiratory infections are common in children and young people, especially during winter months. For most these illnesses will not be serious, and they will soon recover following rest and plenty of fluids.

Symptoms and response

If you have symptoms of a respiratory infection, such as COVID-19, and you have a high temperature or you do not feel well enough to go to work or carry out normal activities, you are advised to try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people.

Children with mild symptoms such as a runny nose, sore throat, or slight cough, who are otherwise well, can continue to attend school.

Children who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and avoid contact with others where they can. They can return to school and resume normal activities when they no longer have a high temperature and are well enough to attend.