Holwell Primary School

Holwell Primary School

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COVID 19 Frequently Asked Questions

Living with Covid – Updated information

From Thursday 24 February, the Government removed the legal requirement to self-isolate following a positive test however, adults and children who test positive are continued to be advised to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for at least 5 full days. They should continue to follow the stay at home guidance until they have received 2 negative test results on consecutive days after Day 5.


What we can do to keep the Holwell community safe?

PCR testing continues to currently be available, free of charge, if you are symptomatic. Covid 19 symptoms are:

  • New, continuous cough
  • High temperature
  • Loss of taste and or smell 

We continue to request that if your child has symptoms, to take a PCR test and follow the government advice to isolate for at least 5 full days, and then continue to follow the guidance until they have received 2 negative test results on consecutive days.

We do advise that LFT testing takes places if your child:

  • Has come into close contact with someone who has tested positive
  • Has tested positive and requires tests to leave isolation from Day 5

We will inform parents if a child or adult has tested positive within your child’s class.

It is important that we continue to work together to keep everyone safe.

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

Yes, however we request that you LFT test your child daily, as they have been in close contact with a positive case. 


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?

Please inform us of the results by emailing admin@holwell.herts.sch.uk . We request that you follow Government advice and stay at home until your child has taken 2 consequestive LFT tests after day 4. 


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. 


Self isolation flow chart

We require that you follow Government advise and follow the isolation flow chart below.