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Reporting Sickness

Half Term Holidays

If your child tests positive for COVID over the holidays having developed symptoms within 48 hours of being in school, please email

Please include your phone number and the date your child tested positive.


My child has cold symptoms - do I send them to school or not?


This is all down to what the symptoms are.


If your child has any of the coronavirus symptoms which indicate that they need a test then they, and everyone else in the household, including siblings, should isolate straight away.


A runny nose, blocked nose or a sore throat are currently not recognised symptoms that would require a test.


When should I book a test?

Book a test if you or your child has:

  • a new, continuous cough (coughing for more than an hour, or three or more coughing episodes in 24 hours)
  • fever/high temperature (37.8C or greater)
  • loss of, or change in, sense of smell or taste


You should also book a test if you have been instructed to by Test and Trace as a contact of someone who has tested positive.


If your child is feeling unwell with different symptoms, you should treat those as you normally would.


Where can I get a test?


If you require a Covid-19 test please call 119 or visit the government website here. Please keep trying as appointments are released throughout the day.


NHS111 are not able to arrange or advise how to obtain a Covid-19 test. If you require clinical advice about your symptoms please go to NHS111 online or call 111.


You can book a test using the online portal.


You can also get a test for Covid-19 at the drive-through centre at Bristol Airport or by visiting the walk-through centre in the car park of the University of Bristol’s Victoria Rooms near the Clifton Triangle.

To see information on reporting your child's sickness please see under Attendance