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Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

On this page you will find the latest up to date information about COVID-19.   If you need to contact school during the school day or outside of school hours, the school email address is During office hours the school telephone number is 0115 9179262.  

If you need to let us know that your child will not be at school due to having Coronavirus symptoms, or is having to self isolate due to a family member having symptoms or has tested positive for Coronavirus, please complete the absence form:  Click here to report your child's absence.

Guide for parents of what to do if your child is unwell

A reminder on what to do to if your child is unwell.  If in doubt, err on the side of caution and keep your child off school. 

  • Although continuous cough, fever and loss of smell (anosmia) are usually highlighted as the three key symptoms of COVID-19, research shows that children in particular can experience a wide range of different symptoms in addition to these.  To reduce the risk further and for Round Hill to remain open, I am asking that parents and teachers keep an eye out for symptoms such as fatigue and a headache, particularly if these are unusual for the child. If your child develops any of these symptoms, I would recommend, to keep your child at home if you are able to, until they are well enough to return to school. 
  • In light of the recent rise in cases in the local area schools and symptoms in children being different to the 3 main symptoms (high temperature, persistent cough, and a loss or change to one’s sense of smell or taste) we have contacted PHE and they have asked us to alert all parents that if there is any doubt, children should get a PCR test (specifically not just take a LFT) before returning to school. 
  • Should you or a member of your household display coronavirus symptoms, you can book a test by calling 119 or using this link. Please note that ALL MEMBERS OF THE HOUSEHOLD SHOULD ISOLATE UNTIL YOU GET THE RESULTS OF THE TEST.
  • The testing sites are now freely available and much less busy.  When you have a negative PCR test result please remember to email this confirmation and proof so that your child can return to school.
  • If your child has a temperature they must stay at home, a temperature can indicate many different illnesses. Work through this symptom checker to see if they need a test:
  • If your child has had a temperature and no other symptoms develop, we still strongly encourage you to take your child for a PCR test.  After a negative PCR test, when they are well, they can return to school.
  • If your child has a minor cold without a cough, they can come to school when they are well enough to return.
  • If your child has a cough or a sore throat and a cold, work through this symptom checker:    
  • If the symptom checker does not recommend a test, and your child is well enough, they can come to school.
  • If your child has a persistent or continuous cough, which will not stop, arrange a test straight away.
  • If your child has a stomach upset, keep them at home for 48hrs from the last time they are sick or have diarrhoea. If they develop a temperature, cough or lose their sense of smell and taste, arrange a PCR test.

How do I get a Test?

Should you or a member of your household display coronavirus symptoms, you can book a test by calling 119 or using this link. Please note that ALL MEMBERS OF THE HOUSEHOLD SHOULD ISOLATE UNTIL YOU GET THE RESULTS OF THE TEST.

What do I do when I get my result?


What do I do if I get a Negative Test Outcome?

If your child has a negative test outcome, to reassure my staff and the rest of the school community, parents are being asked to provide evidence, by emailing the school a screen shot that the test outcome is negative.  This will be required prior to them starting school again.  I am sure you will understand our reasoning, but if you would like to discuss this further then please let us know. 

Ultimately, the decision to send your child to school is yours and you must make the final decision, as you know your child best.  However, if a child becomes unwell at school then I will be calling you to collect them.   

The arrangements will be constantly under review to ensure the health and safety of everyone.  Stay safe and well.

Online Learning

It is vitally important that children practice using their newly acquired remote learning skills as when they are in school, children will submit homework and complete assignments electronically using either TEAMS or ClassDojo.  Since the children have returned to school on 8th March they have received training on how to further use the technology.  This will be particularly useful if bubbles have to close again. 

As of Monday 8th March, we moved back form Level 3 to Level 1 of our blended learning approach see here for details. Therefore, if you choose for your child not to attend school, as this is now mandatory, we will not be providing resources for children who do not meet the criteria for being absent. 

Control Measures

We have a full set of control measures to make the school as secure as possible. All the systems that were in place in the Autumn term will still be applied and this will apply to staff, pupils and parents. We will still be operating with Key Stage Bubbles and children in most year groups will be seated in rows facing the front of the class, with full ventilation and regular washing of hands.

No Facemasks for Children

Apart from some pre agreed exceptions, as we have mentioned previously, children will not be allowed to wear masks in school.  If children do wear one on the way to school, they should know how to safely take it off and have a sealed bag with them to keep it safe or throw it in a tissue bin in school. They should wash their hands immediately after they have taken off their face mask.

Change in Circumstances

If you feel that due to a change in personal circumstances that your family is now entitled to free school meals then please follow this link for further information