Public Health England guidance is that a Covid-19 test should ONLY be taken when YOU are DISPLAYING symptoms.
We have had a few phone calls from Parents/ Carers recently stating that their child is taking a test because of someone in their household e.g the person in their household has tested positive, have come into contact with someone who has tested positive or are displaying symptoms. You should ONLY take a test if YOU are the person displaying symptoms. This is the same for your child.
Covid-19 has an incubation period and therefore you could still have the virus even if you have tested negative initially. If you come into DIRECT contact with someone who has tested positive or have been advised by 'Test and Trace' then you must isolate for the full 14 days to see if symptoms develop. If symptoms develop then you should take a test at that point.
Your child should ONLY isolate from school when THEY have come into DIRECT contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19 or are displaying symptoms themselves.
There is a useful timeline below. If you need further advice then please do not hesitate to contact the school office.