Attending school

Schools across Salford follow government guidance to keep everyone safe.

Primary and secondary schools in Salford reopened to all pupils on Monday 8 March. We need all families to play their part in keeping everyone safe and follow the rules and guidance that schools have put in place. This involves:

  • not sending your child into school if they are unwell in any way
  • not sending your child into school if anyone they live with has tested positive for coronavirus in the last ten days or is showing symptoms of coronavirus
  • following changes such as one-way systems or using different entrances as advised by the school
  • wearing face coverings in crowded places when dropping or picking up or if you need to access the school building
  • encouraging your child to regularly wash their hands throughout the day

If someone in your household is unwell with coronavirus symptoms, please book a test with the NHS or call 119. We are also advising people who feel generally unwell to book a test to rule out coronavirus. (Choose the ‘my council asked me to get a test’ option when booking your appointment). There are limited testing slots and we are advising people to keep trying on the website until they get a booking.

People who do not have symptoms should NOT book a test via this website as they will be taking a test booking away from someone who is unwell and really needs it.

If you or your child has been in contact with a positive case, you should not book a test unless you are symptomatic. This is because you will still need to isolate for ten days even if the test is negative.

If you have any concerns about your child you can speak directly to their school, or check the school’s website for more details on what measures they have put in place.

One in three people who have coronavirus have no symptoms, so to help identify positive cases, we are encouraging adults who are in households or bubbles with school or college pupils or staff to take rapid tests (also known as lateral flow tests).

If your child has difficulty attending school due to emotional factors, there is help available

Downloadable documents

If you are unable to view documents of these types, our downloads page provides links to viewing software.

Rate this page