Holwell Primary School

Holwell Primary School

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COVID 19 Frequently Asked Questions

If your child has symptoms of Covid, they must take a  LFT immediately. If positive, they must start their isolation period immediately. If an LFT result is negative but your child has symptoms, they PCR (laboratory test) not a LFT. Whilst awaiting a PCR test result, they must isolate and not attend school. If you are taking your child for a PCR test you must still inform the school of their absence.

 If your child tests positive on either a LFT or PCR, please email admin@holwell.herts.sch.uk at your earliest convenience. 


A member of the household has tested positive, can my child still come into school?

For the safety of the pupils, staff, and community of Holwell Primary School we are advising parents whose children have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid19 to arrange for daily LFT (home testing). This is to prevent the risk of transmission. If your child has taken a LFT test and the result is negative,they will be able to attend school.

If your child tests negative but displays Covid Symptoms, a PCR test must be arranged.  

If the LFT or PCR shows a positive result then your child must begin their isolation from the day of the positive test.

If you have any questions, please email admin@holwell.herts.sch.uk . 

My child has a new continuous cough, we have taken an LFT (home test) and it is negative, can my child come to school?

If your child has any symptoms of COVID 19 (new continuous cough, high temperature, loss of taste or smell) then they must isolate and take a PCR test (laboratory test, booked through the NHS website) even if the LFT is negative. Please inform us of the results by emailing admin@holwell.herts.sch.uk .

My child has tested positive on a LFT test (home test) what shall I do next?

You child must isolate immediately. From Tuesday 11th January 2022, you are not required to take a follow up PCR test, if you have a positive LFT. Your isolation period begins from the day you tested positive on a LFT.

Please inform us of the results by emailing admin@holwell.herts.sch.uk 

My child has tested positive but is feeling well. Will home learning be sent home?

Yes, please email admin@holwell.herts.sch.uk and the class teacher will contact you. 

Someone in the household is waiting for a PCR result as they have symptoms, can my child come into school?

Yes, but we do advise your child to take a daily LFT until the results are known. If the PCR test is positive, then daily testing is required (as above), if negative then you can stop taking daily LFTs. 



From Monday 17 January, people who are self-isolating with COVID-19 will have the option to reduce their isolation period after 5 full days if they test negative with a lateral flow device (LFD) test on both day 5 and day 6 and they do not have a temperature.

We request that children return to school the day after the second negative LFT. eg. if a child tests negative on Day 5 and Day 6, they can return to school on Day 7. 


Self isolation flow chart