We want to continue to reassure parents and carers that school is open as normal. We are monitoring the situation and are following guidance from the Department of Health and Social Care, Public Health England and the Department for Education.

Latest advice

We expect all children to attend school if they are well and do not have the symptoms below:

  • a high temperature
  • a new continuous cough

However, if a child is well but a family member in the same household has these symptoms, following the government’s new guidelines, the entire household must stay at home for 14 days. Please contact school in the usual way if your child is unwell or will not be attending school due to one or more family members who are displaying symptoms.

If your child is currently off school either with symptoms themselves or because a family member in the same household does, they must not return to school until 14 days have passed since the first person started with symptoms.

For guidance on self-isolation, please visit:

Pre-existing or long-term health conditions

If your child or someone in the household suffers from a pre-existing or long-term medical condition which makes them more vulnerable, we recommend that you contact your GP or health care professional for advice and update school as appropriate.

Preventing the spread of infection

There are simple steps that you can take to protect yourself, your family and others:

  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub available to buy in most supermarkets and community pharmacies.
  • ‘Catch it, Bin it, Kill it’. Catch coughs and sneezes in a tissue ensuring the nose and mouth are fully covered to prevent any spray escaping. Dispose of the tissue as soon as possible in the bin and wash your hands or use alcohol-based hand rub to kill any germs.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces in the home and work environment.