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Positive test within school

Letter to parents from Public Health Warwickshire 02.11.2020

Emergency out of hours number to report a positive Coronavirus case


07561 688308


This number can be used between 5pm and 8am Monday to Friday and at weekends

What would happen if a child in school tested positive for Coronavirus?

The school would need to take action to prevent further transmission. The affected family would be required to self isolate with immediate effect.


All other children in the class where there is a positive case, would need to stay at home and self-isolate for 14 days. No one else in their household would need to isolate unless their child or anyone else in the household develops symptoms. After those 14 days they can return to school as long as they are well and anyone within their household is not displaying symptoms of Coronavirus.


Please review your arrangements to prepare, that should the school have a positive case, your child may need to self isolate at home for 14 days. We would not recommend that your child stays with anyone with underlying illness or medical vulnerabilities during this time.  


We all need to remain vigilant by watching out for symptoms of coronavirus. Please remember that for most people coronavirus will be a mild illness and you should reassure your child accordingly.

The symptoms are:

  • a new continuous cough
  • and/or high temperature
  • and a loss of or change in normal sense of taste or smell.


What to do if your child develops symptoms of Coronavirus

If you or your child shows these symptoms:

  • do not come to school
  • inform the school of the situation immediately using the out of hours number if necessary
  • self-isolate with your household
  • book a test immediately


Further information is available at

What should I do if my child is feeling generally unwell?

If your child is generally unwell, we recommend that you monitor them closely and keep them at home for 48 hours to ensure that there are no development of any other symptoms which could be related to Covid-19.


If you feel that your child or anyone else in your household is displaying symptoms of Covid-19:

  • a new persistent cough
  • a loss of taste or smell
  • a high temperature

Please follow the Covid Symptoms flow chart below and let the school know immediately.


If school is closed, please contact our out of hours number:

07561 688308