What to do if there is a case of coronavirus (COVID-19) in your household?
It is strongly advised to increased testing when there is a positive COVID-19 case in your household:
• PCR testing for all adults and pupils if they are a close contact of a positive case in their household*.
• Daily LFT testing at home for 7 days for any adult and also for all children aged 5 years and over who are exempt from isolation and continue to attend school. The testing of primary age pupils is at parental discretion. Testing should start from the day the household member has symptoms or if they don’t have symptoms from when they tested positive*.
*Note: People who have tested positive with a PCR test within the last 90 days should not be encouraged to test unless they develop new symptoms.
Children under 5 years are exempt from self-isolation and do not need to take part in daily LFD testing of close contacts.
Ordering or collecting LFD home testing kits
We would recommend you have a supply of LFD testing kits at home in the event you need to use them. You can order home testing kits to be delivered to your home here www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-rapid-lateral-flow-tests
Or you can collect LFD testing kits at Community Collect sites across the County. To find your nearest collection point please enter your post code here maps.test-and-trace.nhs.uk
If you pick up tests from a pharmacy, you may be asked for a ‘collect code’ this helps the NHS match your details to the tests. To get a ‘collect code’ please visit test-for-coronavirus.service.gov.uk/collect-lateral-flow-kits
Please register the result of your home test at www.gov.uk/report-covid19-result
|Title:||What parents and carers need to know about schools and other education settings during the coronavirus outbreak|
|Audience:||Parents and carers||Date||02.06.2020|
|Key points:||Updated information including information on:
Implementing protective measures guidance:
All children and their families who are eligible to attend a setting will be able to access testing if they display symptoms: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing-for-coronavirus/ )
Updated free school meals guidance:
Critical workers guidance:
Updated guidance for those who are shielding:
Updated information for parents and carers about the wider opening of education settings to include details about opening secondary schools to years 10 and year 12 pupils from 15 June and to provide links to guidance on safer travel.
View the Durham County Council Coronavirus section for latest news, updates and guidance.
Please refer to the homework section of the website for uploaded work for your child to do at home.