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How to get a test for Coronavirus

If you have any of the following symptoms you must get a test for Coronavirus and stay at home:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough
  • a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste

Follow this link for information on how to arrange a test:


Hands. Face. Space. Fresh Air

Approximately 1 in 3 people who have coronavirus have no symptoms and could be spreading it without realising it.

Remember - ‘Hands. Face. Space.’

  • hands – wash your hands regularly and for at least 20 seconds
  • face – wear a face covering in indoor settings where social distancing may be difficult, and where you will come into contact with people you do not normally meet
  • space – stay 2 metres apart from people you do not live with where possible, or 1 metre with extra precautions in place (such as wearing face coverings)
  • fresh air - try to meet outside as much as possible and when inside ensure good ventilation

You should follow the guidance on how to stop the spread of coronavirus at all times.

Latest Government advice

To keep up to date with Government advice in relation to COVID-19 and any changes to this please check the following website regularly.  Also remember to only get your information from trusted sources.


Department for Education (DfE) Coronavirus Helpline

The Department for Education Coronavirus Helpline is available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education and children’s social care. Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline as follows: 

0800 0468687  8am-6pm (Mon-Fri)

                            10am -4pm (Sat & Sun)

NHS - Every mind matters

With the majority of us spending prolonged periods of time at home, taking care of your mind as well as your body has never been more important. The Every Mind Matters website from the NHS has guidance, tips and advice on looking after your mental health and wellbeing at this challenging time. 


Access to regular rapid lateral flow testing

All adults in England can now access regular rapid lateral flow testing and should be doing these every 3-4 days and reporting ther results on the Government website (even if they are negative).  This will help identify asymptomatic cases and prevent the spread of Covid-19.    

See the guidance on rapid lateral flow testing for households and bubbles of school pupils and staff


The NHS is currently offering COVID-19 vaccines to all adults over the age of 18.

The vaccines have been shown to reduce the likelihood of severe illness in most people. Like all medicines, no vaccine is completely effective, so those who have received the vaccine should continue to take recommended precautions to avoid infection.

We do not know by how much the vaccine stops COVID-19 from spreading. Even if you have been vaccinated, you could still spread COVID-19 to others.

To help protect yourself and your friends, family, and community you should continue to follow all of the government guidance, even if you have been vaccinated.

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