Risk Assessments and Guidance
The new COVID19 guidance for schools, means that we will no longer be sending children home if there has been a positive case in their class. NHS Track and Trace will contact you if they feel your child has been in
contact with someone who tested positive and will encourage you to take your child for a PCR test. As long as they are not showing any signs of ill health or Covid symptoms they can continue to come to school.
However, the LA Public Health team have advised we continue with the following procedures. If your child has any new health issue (illness, not accident), or the normal COVID symptoms—a temperature, new continuous cough, loss of taste and smell),
You are strongly encouraged to arrange for a PCR test for your child and they should not return to school unless the test is negative AND they are well.
If the test is positive, you should follow the recommendations of the NHS Track and Trace and not come to school until you are advised it is safe to do so.
If the test is negative they can return to school when they are well again (48 hour rule from last bought of sickness and/or diarrhea).
If no PCR test is taken, the child can only return to school once they have been well for 48 HOURS.
PCR tests cab be obtained via the national booking system at:
To book a PCR test without symptoms, please tick the option, 'I've been told to get a test by my local council, health protectionteam or healthcare professional.'
For up to date information on testing sites, please visit https://www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/coronavirus-advice-and-information/stay-safe-be-kind/coronavirus-testing
For further guidance from the DfE and Public Health, please click on the links below: