Information for parents

Critical workers and vulnerable children who can access schools or educational settings
 
Please click on the link below to access the most up to date list of critical workers and vulnerbale pupils as defined by the Government.
 

Should I send my child to school?

 

It can be hard to judge whether a child showing any symptoms of illness should be sent to school, especially at the moment.  The NHS has developed a handy guide for parents to support them in deciding to send their child to school or not. 

 

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/is-my-child-too-ill-for-school/

 

This covers Covid-related symptoms but also other common childhood conditions such as impetigo, chicken pox and cold sores.

Should I book a Covid-19 test for my child?

 

The link below gives guidance on when you should book a Covid test for your child.

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-parents-and-guardians-when-you-should-book-a-coronavirus-test-for-your-child

Covid checker

 

A quick guide for parents, called a Covid checker, has been produced to advise parents about symptoms, actions and when children should return to school.

 

https://northumberlandeducation.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/covidchecker-schools-v0.4.pdf