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Coronavirus/COVID-19 Guidance

Following guidance from GOV.UK, school opening after the Christmas holidays has been delayed.




Do not leave home if you or anyone you live with has symptoms of coronavirus.


Symptoms of coronavirus in children

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot, for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours
  • a loss or change to sense of smell or taste – this means they cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

What to do if your child has symptoms

If your child has any of the main symptoms of coronavirus:

  1. Get a test to check if they have coronavirus as soon as possible.
  2. Stay at home and do not have visitors until you get the test result – only leave your home to have a test.

Anyone you live with, and anyone in your support bubble, must also stay at home until you get the result.


Check the NHS website if you have symptoms 


When to self-isolate

How to self-isolate

You must not leave your home if you're self-isolating.



  • do not go to work, school or public places – work from home if you can

  • do not go on public transport or use taxis

  • do not go out to get food and medicine – order it online or by phone, or ask someone to bring it to your home

  • do not have visitors in your home, including friends and family – except for people providing essential care

  • do not go out to exercise – exercise at home or in your garden, if you have o


Guidance on self-isolation. Source: NHS


You will need to enter into a period of quarantine if you visited or made a transit stop in a country, territory or region that is not listed on the GOV.UK Travel Corridor List in the 14 days before you arrive in England.


If you plan to travel during school holidays, please keep up-to-date with Government travel advice.  If you have booked a foreign holiday in advance, which might now require you to quarantine for a period we would ask that families make every effort to amend their arrangements to ensure that students are available to attend as much school as possible.

Useful Information

Translation of guidance for parents and carers on early years providers, schools and colleges in the autumn term

The guidance is available in the following languages:


Source: GOV.UK

The Secretary of State for education directed all schools in England and Wales to close on 23 March as part of the Government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Thereafter, the Department for Education provided guidance on the safeguarding of pupils during the period of school closure. The Aquinas Trust and the Academy are complying with this guidance as reflected in the addendum to the Trust Safeguarding Policy (the Addendum), which is found on the ‘Policies’ page of the Aquinas website On 1 June, in accordance with Government directive, the school re-opened for children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 6.

  • My friends are kind because if I want to play a game they’re playing, they always let me join in. Hermione

  • You need to listen to your teachers & friends as you won’t get to know about cool things. Elijah

  • When you are selfless and put others first. Lottie

  • Celebrating when you have an award and showing it to your friends but in a kind way. Joel

  • To treat people equally as you would like to be treated. Riaan

  • We are safe as the teachers remind us what is right and what is wrong. Emily