Covid19 Information

August 2021

As you will be aware, the guidelines regarding self-isolation have changed since 9th August 2021. The full guidance is at the bottom of this page.  If you haven’t done so already, please take a few minutes to familiarise yourself with the new advice and how it relates to your family, vaccination status and children of different ages. 

What to do regarding Covid-19 symptoms and procedures:

  • DO NOT attend school if you/your child has any Covid-19 symptoms.
  • If someone in your household has ANY Covid-19 symptoms you must isolate as a household and have the symptomatic person PCR tested.
  • To arrange a PCR test you can call 119 or go to https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test
  • Do not use a Lateral Flow Test (LFT) on a symptomatic person, they must get a PCR test.
  • If the PCR test is negative, the child can return to school if/when they have no symptoms.
  • If the PCR is positive, continue the isolation and follow the instructions of Test and Protect: (Typically all members of a household will be close contacts and therefore all in the household should then get a PCR test).  

These are simplified instructions, for full details please see here:

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection | NHS inform

Translations (nhsinform.scot) for accessible, easy read formats or other languages.

The ‘Warn and Inform’ Letter to parents/carers is below. Please read and refer to instructions if there is a confirmed positive Covid-19 case in your child’s class.

The guidance for schools from the Scottish Government can be found here:

Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance on reducing the risks in schools – gov.scot (www.gov.scot)