Swalwell Primary School

Working together, learning together


Covid-19 Isolation Reminder

Dear Parents/Carers,


As we enter our second lockdown as a Nation, please can I ask you take a few minutes to remind you of the COVID-19 guidelines on when to isolate.


  • If your child has been in contact with someone who has had a positive test, your child MUST NOT attend school and self-isolate for two weeks.
  • If you have been in contact with someone who has had a positive test, you MUST NOT attend our school site and self-isolate for two weeks; however, as long as your child has not been in contact with the positive case they can still attend school. This would change if you were then to develop symptoms. Then the whole house would need to isolate.
  • If anyone in your household has symptoms of COVID-19; you need to book a test for that person and the WHOLE HOUSE MUST ISOLATE until a test result is obtained.


In all of these situations, I urge you to ring the school office for advice. Every case is slightly different, and it would be impossible for us to give every scenario. This is easier over the phone.


If you or a member of your household receive a positive test over a weekend or school holiday, please email school Alternatively, call school on 0191 4334000 at 8am on Monday morning so we can inform other parents/ carers if their child is required to isolate.


If you are in any doubt, DO NOT send your child to school and ring the office for advice first, we are more than happy to help and support you all.


Many thanks for your continued support, we are here to help in anyway we can.


Take Care. Stay Safe.


Mrs Rachel Hocking