Please be overly cautious and keep children at home if there is ANY concern that your child has the virus. The co-operation of all parents and carers will be expected.

Any child showing symptoms of the virus or developing such when they are in school will be sent home immediately and should take a Lateral Flow test.

On Monday 21 February, as part of government guidance for ‘Living with COVID-19’, the Prime Minister announced the removal of measures put in place in response to the pandemic. To continue reducing the disruption to children and young people’s education, the announcement included changes for schools and colleges which are reflected in the following guidance:

If a pupil develops COVID-19 symptoms or has a positive test they should follow public health advice on when to self-isolate and what to do. They should not come into school if they have symptoms, or have had a positive test result.

Notify school immediately of positive test result.

You do not need to self-isolate if you have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, unless you develop symptoms yourself.

Additional Sources of Help & Information for COVID-19

You may find the following sources of information helpful.

Public Health England
Guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

Updated 27 September 2021

Health, Wellbeing and Emotional Wellbeing Support for Children in Surrey Guide for Parents and Carers, April 2021

Lockdown & Transition Back to School during Covid-19 : Resource Pack for Parents

How to talk to your child about Covid – BBC Bitesize