Coronavirus Advice

Vaccincation Guides

Covid-19 Vaccination - A guide for children and young people 

Covid-19 Vaccination - Aguide for parents


Link to COVID 19 student reporting

Please click link and complete to advise any student/household isolation, symptoms and testing information.

Report your home test results

Link to home testing letter


FAQ Home Testing

Can children and young people swab themselves?

Secondary pupils aged 11 should have the test administered by an adult, and pupils and students aged 12-17 should be supervised by an adult but can swab themselves.

How often do students need to test?

Staff and students will test at home on a regular basis (twice per week, 3 to 4 days apart) usually

before they come into school. We are recommending that home tests are taken on a Monday and Thursday.

When should I test?

It is recommended that you test yourself in the morning before attending school (so there is less chance of becoming infected between taking the test and attending school). We do, however, recognise that this may be challenging for some, and you may choose to test on an evening instead.

What if there is an issue with my test kit?

Please check your kits when you receive them and if there are any issues let us know as soon as possible


Coronavirus (COVID-19) - update, advice and guidance for parents and carers

Based on the World Health Organization’s declaration that the Coronavirus outbreak is a public health emergency of international concern, the UK Chief Medical Officers have raised the risk to the public from low to moderate. Whilst this permits the government to plan for all eventualities, the risk to individuals remains low.

You should not be unduly worried about the possibility of your children catching the Coronavirus. Based on current information, there is currently no reason why your children should not continue to attend their early years, school or setting as normal.

Advice and guidance

Please note that this information is regularly updated and you should, therefore, refer back to it for any changes

Information regarding any change in circumstances specifically affecting the local area or schools in the borough will be provided on this webpage. You should, however, also check your child’s school’s website for ongoing information.

Other action you should take

A UK-wide campaign has been launched to provide clear advice on how to slow the spread of coronavirus. 

Please help to support the campaign which promotes basic hygiene practices, such as regularly washing hands and always sneezing into a tissue (and then immediately disposing of it), to stem the spread of viruses.  

Advice for returning travellers

Children and families returning from holidays and school trips abroad may be required to self isolate depending on where they have returned from and if they have symptoms of Coronavirus (fever, cough, shortness of breath).

Travel advice is clearly set out in the government’s Coronavirus (COVID-19): latest information and advice. This sets out whether an individual needs to self isolate when returning from identified countries / areas. Please be aware that this is a fast evolving situation and advice may change without notice.

Please speak with your child’s school before leaving the country and again when you have returned to ensure that any precautions are taken as appropriate.

If you have concerns regarding Coronavirus linked to your child’s health, the NHS 111 online Coronavirus service can provide initial advice and guidance.