If your child, or anyone in your household, shows any symptoms of COVID-19, you must let the school know immediately via telephone or email, you must not send them to school, you must self-isolate as a household and you must get tested. You must let the school know the result of the test as soon as you receive it.

You can book a test via: or by calling 119.

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or three or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different from normal

Most people with coronavirus have at least one of these symptoms.

If a child develops any of these symptoms in school, their parents/carers will be contacted and they must pick them up immediately.

St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School is adhering to the latest Government guidance on how to help to reduce the spread of coronavirus in school, which can be found via:

Please see below links to relevant communication that have been sent to families regarding the 2020/2021 Academic Year, in light of the pandemic:

St Joseph’s Risk Assessment for COVID-19 March 2021:

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Information for Parents and Carers on COVID-19:

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Behaviour Expectations During The Coronavirus Pandemic:

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Home School Agreement COVID-19:

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An Adult or Child Develops COVID-19 Symptoms at School Flowchart September 2020:

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After an Adult or Child Has Been Sent Home with COVID-19 Symptoms at School:

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Remote Learning Protocols:

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Home Learning from January 2021 Letter to Parents and Carers:

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Key Government Links:

What parents and carers need to know about schools and other education settings during the coronavirus outbreak