Latest Covid Advice
Ideally, everyone should test themselves 2-3 times a week even if they feel well. With 1 in 3 people showing no symptoms when they have COVID-19, the free tests you can do at home give us all the chance to stop the spread easily.
Symptom-free test kits can be collected from local testing centres, local pharmacies, some Council buildings including libraries and leisure centres as well as from our mobile testing vehicles when they are out and about in Wirral. To keep up-to-date with the latest dates and locations visit: www.wirral.gov.uk/mobiletesting
Testing when you have symptoms?
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of COVID-19 (a new continuous cough, a high temperature or a loss of sense of taste or smell) please self-isolate and get a test at one of our symptoms-only testing centres: www.wirral.gov.uk/test.
Don’t forget there are a few ways you may find out you need to self-isolate. You may get a positive COVID-19 test, you may know you’ve been in contact with someone with COVID-19 or you may have been contacted by local or national Test & Trace services. There’s lots of support available if you need to isolate. Go to www.wirral.gov.uk/isolationguide. If you’re on a low income or self-employed and will lose money by not being able to work, there is specific support in place to help you financially.
Don’t confuse hay fever with COVID-19
With the warmer weather and increased pollen levels, it’s important for people to understand the difference between the symptoms of hay fever and COVID-19.
While the symptoms of coronavirus and hay fever can overlap, people with hay fever don’t experience a high temperature and most won’t feel unwell. But hay fever can play tricks on your sense of smell and give you a sore throat. If you suffer with hay fever, make sure you are regularly tested for COVID-19 to be on the safe side.
The purpose of wearing a face covering is to minimise the risk of transmitting the virus to other people if you are infectious but don’t have symptoms. We know that up to 30% of people with COVID-19 don’t experience symptoms, and everyone who has the virus will be infectious in the two days before their symptoms start, so wearing face coverings is one of a range of infection prevention and control measures that have been introduced in schools to protect pupils and staff.
Exemptions for wearing face coverings are still in place and further information about exemptions can be found here:
We expect all adults who bring their children to Woodslee to wear a face mask. If you forget your mask, we can offer you one. We know that some people who are medically exempt are not bringing their child onto the playground because of their exemption to reduce the risk.
If you are medically exempt from wearing a mask and need help or support, then please contact our school office as we can offer staff to support your child coming into school.
We wish for every child to continue to come into school and receive their education as is their right. We want all of our community to stay safe and well. We wish for every family to have a lovely summer break.
I ask all of our families to support Woodslee in following the advice given.