What to do if your child is ill and guidance on Covid-19 related absence

Please read the information on what to do if your child is ill. If your child is not well enough to come into school please let the school know by 9 a.m. Thank you.

If your child needs to bring prescribed medication into school, such as an inhaler or auto-injector pen, please complete this Administration of Medicine Form and return to the school office. Please refer to our Medicines Policy here.



It is important to self-isolate if you have symptoms of coronavirus:

  • a high temperature;
  • a new, continuous cough;
  • a loss or change to your sense of taste or smell.

If you or anyone in your household has these symptoms, you must get a PCR swab test (a test that is sent to a lab). You must stay at home until you get your result. Please let the school know that you are isolating and inform the school of the result of the PCR

You can arrange to get a PCR test done by following this link: or calling 119.

Further information about testing in Bedford can be found here:

Given the high infection rate, we continue to emphasise the importance of social distancing and remaining cautious despite the relaxation of the lockdown rules and urge everyone to follow the guidelines with regards to testing. If you are unsure, please phone the school office on 01234 838 827 and we will be happy to help.

Many thanks for your continued support.

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