Covid 19 Guidance

What to do if your child is showing possible symptoms of Covid-19


Symptoms of Covid-19 can be very similar to a common cold. Please help us to keep schools open by keeping abreast of and following the current Government guidelines in respect of testing and isolating guidelines. Current Government guidance can be found here.


If your child/ren are suffering from general cold symptoms that are not currently mentioned in the current COVID 19 guidance, then please use your judgement and knowledge of your child/ren to decide whether they are well enough to attend school and will be able to concentrate and engage with learning during the day. However, we do ask you not to give them pain relief as this will mask a temperature which is a symptom of COVID. 


Our schools regularly assess the risk of Covid-19 in school and have protocols to follow regarding confirmed cases. We appreciate your ongoing support with implementing the ongoing changes related to the pandemic. If you are unsure whether to being your child/ren to school please contact the school office for further discussion and support.


Bisham C of E Primary 01628 482910


Knowl Hill C of E Primary 01628 822584


White Waltham C of E Primary 01628 822533


The main symptoms of COVID-19 are recent onset of any of the following:

  • a new continuous cough
  • a high temperature
  • a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)

For most people, COVID-19 will be a mild illness. However, if you have any of the symptoms listed above, even if your symptoms are mild, stay at home and arrange to have a test. You do not need to take a PCR test if you have already taken an LFD test and the result was positive.

There are several other symptoms linked with COVID-19. These symptoms may have another cause and are not on their own a reason to have a COVID-19 PCR test. If you are concerned about your symptoms, seek medical advice.

If you have received one or more doses of COVID-19 vaccine and have any of the main symptoms of COVID-19 or have received a positive LFD or PCR test result, you should still follow this guidance. This is because it is still possible to get COVID-19 and spread it to others, even if you are vaccinated.


Thank you for your co-operation and support.