Please use this information as a guideline to take the necessary precautions required as stated by the Government/Public Health England/Sandwell Council

If you have the symptoms of COVID-19


Book a test and
self-isolate for 10 days.


The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

Most people with coronavirus have at least 1 of these symptoms.

Please contact the school office to report the absence if your child has any of the above symptoms and follow the guidance below.

What to do if you have symptoms

If you have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus:

  1. Get a test to check if you have coronavirus as soon as possible.
  2. Stay at home and do not have visitors until you get your test result – only leave your home to have a test.

Anyone you live with, and anyone in your support bubble, must also stay at home until you get your result.

Sandwell Restrictions effective from Tuesday 15th September 2020

New restrictions on households mixing in each other’s homes have been announced in a bid to reduce the rates of coronavirus in Sandwell.
Sandwell has become an area of national intervention, along with Birmingham and Solihull, due to a rise in Covid-19 cases.

From Tuesday 15 September, Sandwell residents will not be allowed to mix with any other households in their homes or gardens.
The new restrictions are:

• People in Sandwell must not allow others from outside their households into their home or their garden.

• People from Sandwell must not go to visit other households in their homes or gardens – inside or outside of Sandwell.

Schools continue to be open to pupils.
Shops and restaurants, bars and other hospitality venues, where there are strict social distancing and hygiene rules in place, remain open.

More information in various languages for you to download on Sandwell Restrictions and Guidance

Videos in various languages below, to help explain the restrictions and guidance imposed on Sandwell.