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Current Advice June 2021


The importance of reporting test results

You can now access free LFD testing and home testing kits in your local community. Find your nearest testing site and book appointments or click on the document below:

Information on Shielding
Current Guidance from the Department for Education
Information for Parents about Home Learning


Message from Public Health Durham:

If your child is diagnosed with COVID-19 during the school holidays it is very important that you provide information about who they have had contact with, both in school and out of school, with the NHS Test and Trace Service.


Your child should not return to school following the holidays if they develop symptoms or are in the self-isolation period.


Find out more at



How to report Covid Testing/Covid Cases

Please email our dedicated email address for reporting if family members are being tested for Covid or have tested positive for Covid. Please email us as soon as you have booked a test, have received the results of a test or have been contacted by track and trace. 


Can My Child Go To School Today?


Information for Parents/Carers About Returning to School


Medical Advice and Information Relating to Covid-19

Message from the School Nurses


The School Nursing Team share a Facebook page with Durham and Chester le Street Health Visitors called:


Growing Healthy 0-19 Chester le Street and Durham


The page posts daily public health information and signposts to other health, wellbeing and support services in the local area.

If you search for the page then click follow, their posts will come up on your news feed.


Advice and Guidance on Wellbeing and Mental Health During Covid-19 Outbreak

Mental Health Support Agencies

Useful Links to Support Children with Anxieties

Looking After Yourself, Looking After Your Children

Advice and Support from Durham Local Transformation Planning Group

Wednesday 1st April 2020

Guidance for parents and carers: keeping children safe online

We have updated our information for parents and carers to include a section on keeping children safe online. It provides links to online resources that will help support parents and carers in keeping their children safe online.

Full details can be found in section 6.3 of the guidance for parents and carers on the closure of educational settings:

Thursday 5th March 2020

Department for Education Coronavirus helpline

On Monday we launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:

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

Wednesday 4th March: