Information and Support during COVID-19
How long should I self isolate for?
Self Isolating means staying at home and not leaving it for any reason. People who have symptoms of coronavirus should arrange a test. While waiting for the results, you should remain at home. If the result is positive, you should isolate for 10 days. Other members of your household should isolate for 14 days and not leave the home for any reason.
- a new continuous cough
- a high temperature
- a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell
If staff or pupils are symptomatic please ensure that they continue to self-isolate whilst waiting for a test. Please inform school of the outcome of any test regardless of whether this is positive or negative.
Please also note that staff and pupils who are contacts of a positive case do not need to go for a test unless they are showing symptoms but they made need to isolate.
National Testing Update
As you may be aware from the media, the National Testing Programme is experiencing exceptionally high demand and this is causing significant issues for those trying to book a test. In addition there are a number of places in Greater Manchester that are currently experiencing very high rates of COVID which is adding to the demand. Unfortunately as we are part of the national system this is out of our control, but we know that this is incredibly frustrating for those trying to book a test at the moment.
Please follow this link to book a test:
Please Note: You should only be booking a test if for you or your family member have symptoms. As well as this, please note that staff and pupils who are contacts of a positive case do not need to go for a test unless they are showing symptoms.