Monday 10th May 2021
Re: Coronavirus Testing – Lateral Flow Test Vs PCR Test
We would like to clarify the procedures in place if children are showing symptoms of COVID-19.
The main symptoms of COVID-19 are:
If children have any of these symptoms they should not attend school. Any child who displays symptoms at school will be isolated and parents/carers will be asked to collect them. You should follow the instructions below if your child has symptoms.
If your child has any of the main symptoms of COVID-19:
Anyone in your childcare or support bubble should also stay at home if your child has been in close contact with them since their symptoms started or during the 48 hours before they started.
Please note that if you, or your child, are displaying symptoms of COVID-19, you MUST book a PCR test. Rapid lateral flow tests help to find cases in people who may have no symptoms, but are still infectious and can give the virus to others. Lateral flow tests are not appropriate if your child has symptoms.
We ask that you help us to keep the school open and follow the procedures, accessing a PCR test if your child has symptoms. Please inform the school office of your child’s PCR test result immediately, whether this is negative or positive.
Thank you for your continued support,
Mr David Webster and Miss Anna Woolridge
Head of Upper and Lower School