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Learning to live safely with COVID-19: Guidance for parents and carers

Click here to see the public helath guide for parents of children aged 5 - 11 years at high risk

Asymptomatic testing information for parents and adults in households with children at school or college


Undertaking regular, rapid coronavirus (COVID-19) testing helps reduce transmission of the virus. Parents and other adults in households with children at school or college, who do not have symptoms, can now access regular, rapid coronavirus (COVID-19) testing. This includes childcare and support bubbles.

Tests are fast, easy and completely free. There are different ways for a household, childcare or support bubble to collect their test to take at home, twice-weekly:

  • through your employer, if they offer testing to employees
  • by collecting a home test kit from a local test site – anyone aged 18 or over can collect 2 packs of 7 tests
  • by ordering a home test kit online – please do not order online if you can access testing through other routes, this frees up home delivery for those who need it most

If you have any queries about the tests, and you live in England, please call 119 (free from mobiles and landlines). Lines are open every day from 7am to 11pm.

Children of primary school age (and below) without symptoms are not being asked to take a test.

Testing is voluntary, but strongly recommended to all who are eligible. Alongside the vaccine, washing hands, wearing face coverings, and maintaining social distancing, rapid testing plays a vital role in reducing transmission rates. Getting into the habit of regular testing as part of our everyday lives will help us all to play our part and do what we can to protect each other.



Remote Learning Information for Parents

This links to our Remote Learning page for parents. There you will find our Remote Learning Offer which explains what parents can expect from the remote learning offered to pupils. There are also guides to Teams, Tapestry and other ways to support your child's learning and wellbeing.

What parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges


Click here for the latest government guidance

Coronavirus in Children


Click here to visit the NHS website

Cumbria County Councils guidance for school transport during COVID 19 from September 2020

Click here for the Coronavirus (COVID-19): safer travel guidance for passengers.


The Department for Transport has also launched their Safer Transport Campaign for schools and education settings. Click here for more details.

Click here for link to Cumbria County Council website for the latest guidance.