COVID-19 Advice and Information

Inglehurst Junior School is committed to ensuring our school is a safe learning environment. Our most recent COVID Risk Assessment can be found at the bottom of this page.


Please find below all of our latest updates in relation to Covid-19 (Coronavirus). 

School Opening & Attendance

In line with government guidelines, Inglehurst Junior School is currently open as usual to all children.

If your child tests positive for Covid-19, they should not attend school and should self-isolate at home for 10 days.

If your child tests positive via a Lateral Flow test, they should self-isolate and take a confirmatory PCR test as soon as possible.

Please inform school as soon as possible if your child has tested positive. We will need to inform other children and / or staff members that they have been a close contact of a positive case (your child’s name will not be shared with other children or parents). 

If you need to let the school know about an absence due to Covid-19, please call the school office on 0116 262 4598.

If your child is well enough, we can provide home learning for them to complete while they are isolating. A member of staff will call you to discuss this.

Please note that under the most recent government guidelines, children do not need to self-isolate if they have been a close contact of a confirmed case of Covid-19 though they should take a PCR test as soon as possible, even if they do not have symptoms. 

Further information can be found by clicking here

You may be contacted by school and / or by NHS Test and Trace and advised that your child has been a close contact of a confirmed case of Covid-19. In this case you should book a PCR test for your child as soon as possible. 


Our most recent letters, including those specifically related to arrangements for COVID-19, can be found on the 'Letters Home' page.

Other Advice and Information

You can help to slow the spread of Coronavirus:


  • Make sure you and your children follow these general principles to prevent spreading any respiratory virus:

  • Wash your hands often – with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or an alcohol-based sanitiser if soap and water aren’t available.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are ill.

  • If you feel unwell, stay at home and don’t attend work or school.

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in a bin.

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces in the home.


If you’re worried about your symptoms, please use the NHS 111 website ( or call NHS 111 – don’t go directly to your GP or other healthcare environment.


Department for Education Helpline

The DfE have set up a helpline to answer questions about the virus related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline.


Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)


For the latest NHS advice on the Coronavirus please visit the NHS website here.

The latest government guidance can be found here.