COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19: Checklist & model risk assessment for reopening of school premise after lockdown.

NHS: Check if you or your child has coronavirus symptoms

If anyone has any of the listed symptoms you must book a test – you can book a test online and the test can be done at home or at a test centre. Call 119 to arrange for a home test kit of you want to do a test at home. Do this via:

GOV.UK: Get a coronavirus test

The test involves swabbing the very back of the throat and nose – this is not an easy task and it may be useful if you call to book a test to explain your child’s needs when booking a test as it might be easier for a medical test centre to complete a test on your behalf if they are able to.

Home Testing

  1. Read a copy of the instructions that are inside the packs which can be found here: COVID-19 Home Test: Step-by-step guide
  2. Conduct testing at home – instructional video can be found here: How to test your child for coronavirus (Covid-19) in the UK
  3. Register tests kits online to make sure you receive the result: Register a coronavirus test
  4. Return test kits via Royal Mail priority box. You can find your nearest priority box via this link (please tick the priority box): Services near you

Test Centre

  • Follow NHS advice given over the phone or online
  • If you think symptoms are getting worse and you are worried, call NHS 111
  • If you are worried or need more information call NHS 119

Department for Education coronavirus (COVID-19) helpline

The Department for Education coronavirus (COVID-19) helpline is available to answer questions about coronavirus (COVID-19) relating to education and children’s social care. Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline by calling:
Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm

BBC News: Covid symptoms: Is it a cold, flu or coronavirus?

Updates from School


Updates from Sandwell


Government Guidance

COVID-19: guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection

West Midlands: local restrictions

Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: what you can and can’t do

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Meeting with others safely (social distancing)

Face coverings: when to wear one, exemptions, and how to make your own

NHS Information and Advice

Check if you or your child has coronavirus symptoms

Testing and tracing for coronavirus

Self-isolation and treating coronavirus symptoms