Covid-19 Information & Reporting Form
Below you will find advice from the government and NHS on Coronavirus and what to do if your child has symptoms.
Please fill in the WHS Positive Covid Reporting form to inform us of Covid cases.
Before students return to school in September, they should come to school for an on-site Covid-19 test. The dates and times for these tests have been emailed to all parents. Please see below for information on on-site testing, including risk assessment, privacy notice and advice for parents.
After this first test, students will have one further test on site before being issued with home testing kits. Home tests should be conducted twice each week, on Sunday / Monday and Wednesday / Thursday. The results must be reported to the school (using www.testregister.co.uk) and to the NHS. Please see below for information on home testing.
Please click on the name of the document for further information:
- Onsite Testing for Students in September 2021
- A Guide to Regular Rapid Covid-19 Testing
- How To Do A Rapid Covid-19 Self-Test
- Risk Assessment
- Privacy Notice
What To Do If You Have Coronavirus Symptoms
The main symptoms of coronavirus are:
- a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
- a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
- a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal
If any student has any of these symptoms, then the student MUST STAY AT HOME and not come to school, and you must let us know using the usual absence line. Students must also stay at home and not come to school if they get a positive result from a self-conducted LFD test.
In both these cases, the student must then get a PCR test. Members of the household and other close contacts do not need to self-isolate if they are fully vaccinated or if they are under 18 years 6 months.
If the result of the PCR test is negative, students can return to school as long as they feel well.
If the result of the PCR test is positive, students must stay at home for 10 days from when the symptoms started (or when they had the test if they did not have symptoms). All members of the household should then get a PCR test and isolate until they get the result.
Members of the household who have tested negative on a PCR test do not need to self-isolate if they are fully vaccinated or if they are under 18 years 6 months, but if they begin to feel unwell, then they should isolate and get another PCR test.
If a student has been abroad, then parents should ensure that the students follows any quarantine and testing rules applying to those returning from that particular country.
Encouraging good hygiene
As always, if you have symptoms of a cold or flu, then there are measures you can take to stop germs:
- always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
- wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
- avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
Students in school will be required to sanitise their hands when arriving at school, at the start and end of every lesson, and when they leave school. They will also be required to clean equipment that they have used.
All classrooms contain lidded bins for the disposal of tissues.
Latest information on Coronavirus
Please click on the title for further information on the following:
Recent letters from the Headteacher can be found on this page. Previous letters can be found on this link HERE.