HarrisPrimary School

Current Guidance

The current Government Guidance for children is as follows:

When children and young people with symptoms should stay at home and when they can return to education

Children and young people with mild symptoms such as a runny nose,  sore throat, or slight cough, who are otherwise well, can continue to  attend their education setting.

Children and young people who are unwell and have a high temperature  should stay at home and avoid contact with other people, where they can.  They can go back to school, college or childcare, and resume normal  activities when they no longer have a high temperature and they are well  enough to attend.

Children and young people aged 18 years and under who have a positive test result

It is not recommended that children and young people are tested for COVID-19 unless directed to by a health professional.

If a child or young person has a positive COVID-19 test result they  should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 3  days after the day they took the test, if they can. After 3 days, if  they feel well and do not have a high temperature, the risk of passing  the infection on to others is much lower. This is because children and  young people tend to be infectious to other people for less time than  adults.

Children and young people who usually go to school, college or  childcare and who live with someone who has a positive COVID-19 test  result should continue to attend as normal.


In summary, if your child is well enough to attend school, they should continue to do so. If you become concerned about your child's health, please contact a medical professional for advice. Regular testing is no longer advised and testing is only recommended if directed by a medical professional.  


If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact the school office.

Many thanks

Harris Primary School
Wynchor, Fulwood, Preston, PR2 7EE