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COVID-19 Symptoms & Testing Update

Dear Parents/Carers,


I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support and understanding whilst we try to implement the government guidance and advice in relation to symptoms of COVID-19, testing and self-isolation.


We appreciate that there have been some teething troubles and we are working to try and rectify these to make the process as transparent as possible for our families. We apologise for any inconvenience that has been caused whilst we try to ensure the advice we give out is correct.


The guidance still remains clear that the main three symptoms of COVID-19 are:


  • a new continuous cough
  • a high temperature
  • a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)


If your child or a member of your family is displaying any of these symptoms they must be tested as soon as possible and all members of the household must isolate.  Further information on how to book a test can be found on the Bury Council website with details of local centres and the online booking system.


If a child starts to show these symptoms in school we will ask you to collect them and any siblings and arrange for a test for the child with symptoms as soon as possible.


We appreciate that accessing a test is proving difficult at present due to the volume of people wanting them. In line with government and local authority guidance please do not go for a COVID-19 test unless you are displaying one of the above symptoms. This will help ensure that all those that need a test are able to access them.


Runny noses, a sore throat or a mild cough are not known signs of COVID-19. Children with these symptoms (as long as they are well enough to do so) can attend school as normal, as can their siblings.  We will not ask you to take a child showing any of these symptoms for a COVID-19 test.


We appreciate that the guidance can be very confusing for families, as it can for us, but we want to ensure that we are doing the best we can to keep our children, staff and families as safe as possible.


Kind Regards




Miss M Michael