Whiteley Primary School

IMPORTANT – Notifying the school regarding a positive Covid case

Please use the following email address to notify the school if your child tests positive for Covid: covid@whiteleyapps.com.

Covid-19 Related Pupil Absence – Reference Guide for Parents/Carers 

Updated Covid absence guidance from 1st April:
  • adults with the symptoms of a respiratory infection, and who have a high temperature or feel unwell, should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people until they feel well enough to resume normal activities and they no longer have a high temperature
  • children and young people who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and avoid contact with other people. They can go back to school, college or childcare when they no longer have a high temperature, and they are well enough to attend
  • adults with a positive COVID-19 test result should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days, which is when they are most infectious. For children and young people aged 18 and under, the advice is to stay at home for 3 days

There is no longer the requirement for negative lateral flow tests to be used to show that an individual is testing negative to return to school. However, individuals should only return to school if they are feeling well. The recommended 3 days at home for children who test positive means three full days (i.e. the day of the positive test is day ‘0’ – they then stay off school for day 1,2 & 3 afterwards.

For the latest government guidance for those with Covid-19/symptoms of respiratory infections, please follow this  Link

Covid Outbreak Management Plan

WPS Outbreak Management Plan