Coronavirus – Updates, Advice and Information

Please click on the links below for the latest updates, advice and information:


Wondering how to do a home test? Follow the links below to the Government’s Covid-19 Self Test (Rapid Antigen Test) videos:  

Throat and nose test: blue and white pack  

Watch a video demonstration of how to do a throat and nose test (blue and white pack). 

Nose-only test: green and white pack (Orient Gene)  

Watch a video demonstration of how to do a nose-only test (green and white pack).

General advice and local information


Symptoms of Coronavirus are:

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


For up to date information please visit

For useful information about how to talk to children about Coronavirus, please click here


The Department for Education coronavirus helpline is available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education and children’s social care. Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline as follows:

Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday), 10am to 4pm (Saturday to Sunday)

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