Scroll to content


Community Infant School

‘Happy To Learn’


Interactive Bar

Coronavirus Advice & Information

Covid19 Update - Update Rapid lateral flow testing for households and bubbles of school pupils and staff


Around 1 in 3 people with coronavirus (COVID-19) do not have symptoms but can still pass it on to others. Regular testing of people without symptoms (asymptomatic testing) is important to help stop the virus spreading. As restrictions gradually ease, we all need to play our part to help protect each other.


Twice-weekly testing will also be offered to adults working in the wider school community, including bus drivers and after school club leaders. The twice-weekly test kits can be accessed:

•              via employers if they offer testing to employees

•              at a local test site

•              by collecting a home test kit from a test site or local pharmacy 

•              by ordering a home test kit online

Please note that schools will not give test kits to their families.


This guidance provides information on who can be tested and how you can get a test.

You can help to slow the spread of Coronavirus.


We have worked with all the children both in class and assemblies to show them how to wash hands properly and help prevent germs from spreading. We have reminder posters up in school and are ensuring they are given the opportunity to wash their hands regularly.


What to do if your child develops symptoms of COVID 19

If your child develops symptoms of COVID-19, they must not come to school and take a PCR test. Anyone with symptoms will be eligible for testing and this can be arranged via or by calling 119. 


All other household members who remain well and test negative may continue as normal unless they develop symptoms, after which they should also be tested.


Further information is available at:



The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:

  • a new continuous cough
  • a high temperature
  • a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)


For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness.

If your child does develop symptoms, you can seek advice from the website at If you are concerned about your child’s symptoms, or they are worsening you can seek advice from NHS 111 at or by phoning 111.


How to stop COVID-19 spreading

There are things you can do to help reduce the risk of you and anyone you live with getting ill with COVID-19



  • wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
  • use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • wash your hands as soon as you get home
  • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards


Further Information

Department for Education Coronavirus helpline - this helpline has been set up to answer questions about the virus related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline.


Please click into the items below for additional information.

Important Message for Keyworkers