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Covid Contact form outside school hours

If your child develops symptoms of Covid-19 outside of school hours you must complete the form below.

If your child develops symptoms you must arrange for them to have a PCR test. Once you have received the results of this test you need to complete the online form on our website again to let us know the outcome. Please let us know whether the test is positive or negative. This will allow us to communicate with the DfE and Public Health England to undertake our contact tracing responsibilities. 


The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • 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)
  • 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


Daily testing for contacts of COVID-19

From Tuesday 14 December, a new national approach to daily testing for contacts of COVID-19 has been introduced. All children identified as a contact of someone with COVID-19 – whether Omicron or not – should take a lateral flow device (LFD) test every day for 7 days.

For primary aged children LFD test kits are available through the usual routes (community test sites, local pharmacies or online). Unlike secondary schools we are not able to order kits for children.

All close contacts are no longer being told to get a PCR and instead should take a Lateral Flow Test each day for 7 days and report the results to the school. (This approach is also planned to be in place on the return to school in January.)

If they test negative on the daily Lateral Flow, they can continue to attend school but you MUST email a photograph of the negative result BEFORE your child comes into school each day.

If they test positive on any of the 7 lateral flow tests, they should self-isolate and this is when you should order a PCR test to confirm the result.

If the PCR is positive, they must self-isolate for 10 days and not attend school. They should notify the school of both the positive lateral flow test and the PCR result that follows. 

If the PCR test is negative, they no longer need to self-isolate but should continue to carry out the remainder of the daily tests, and only need to isolate again if a further lateral flow test were to show a positive result.

Please also note that if children have symptoms, then they should still get a PCR test and wait for the result before returning to school.

 If you have any of the main symptoms of COVID-19 (a high temperature, a new, continuous cough, or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste) even if they're mild you should:

  • Get a PCR test (test that is sent to a lab) to check if you have COVID-19
  • Stay at home and do not have visitors (self-isolate) until you get your test result – only leave your home to have a test.

 In addition, and not a government requirement:

I am also recommending that all children take a lateral flow test before they return to school on the first day of term in January.

Covid Contact Form

Please let us know the date the test was completed. Please email again with the result and the date you received it. Many thanks for your co-operation.