Stay at Home Guidance

Parents and carers must ensure that students do not attend school if:

  • They have any symptoms of coronavirus (a high temperature, a new continuous cough or a loss or change to their sense of smell or taste).
  • They have tested positive for coronavirus in the last 10 days or live with someone who has symptoms or has tested positive.
  • Someone in their support bubble (where people who live alone or just with their children meet people from one other household) has symptoms or has tested positive.
  • They have been told by NHS Test and Trace that they’ve been in contact with a person with coronavirus. 
  • They are required to self- isolate for 14 days after returning from a country where they are required to follow the government’s quarantine rules


If any of the above points occur, families must follow the Stay at Home Government Guidance  which advises that students should self-isolate for at least 10 days and arrange to have a test.   Parents must inform school of the outcome of a test.

?Parents should also be aware that:

If students have tested positive whilst not experiencing symptoms but develop symptoms during the isolation period, they should restart the 10-day isolation period from the day they develop symptoms.

Other members of their household (including any siblings) should self-isolate for 14 days from when the symptomatic person first had symptoms.


If you have had symptoms of coronavirus and have accessed a test and received a negative result you are able to end your self-isolation and come back to school.


If you are part of a bubble that has been sent home you must self isolate for 14 days as the incubation period for symptoms can take up to 14 days.  You must not access a test unless you are showing symptoms.