Covid-19 (Information for parents/carers)

Elmwood Infant School and Nursery is open to all pupils for the 2021-22 academic year.
Please send your child to school as normal.

We are keeping our school safe. Please click here to read our latest plans here on how we are keeping our pupils, staff and visitors safe. (Updated September 2021) – note that the orange font on this document are the most recent updates to our action plan.


If your child and/or a member of your household tests positive for Covid-19 please continue to let the school know either by phoning and speaking to someone – 020 8689 7681 – or emailing:

Key Symptoms: If you, a member of our household or your child displays any of the main covid-19 symptoms; a high temperature, a new continuous cough or a change or loss of taste you must book a PCR test and isolate for 10 days. We recommend booking a local test centre as the result will return to you usually in less than 24 hours. 

Government guidance says that you will not be required to self-isolate if you live in the same household as someone with COVID-19 and any of the following apply:

you are fully vaccinated
you are below the age of 18 years 6 months
you have taken part in or are currently part of an approved COVID-19 vaccine trial
you are not able to get vaccinated for medical reasons

If the test comes back negative your child will be able to return to school, but this has to be a negative PCR test. 

Vaccinations are now available to everyone aged 16+ you can book online at:
Book or manage your coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination – NHS.

There are many vaccination clinics which now allow you to have your 1st and/or 2nd dose without an appointment. Their times vary but you can often find the latest information on the Croydon NHS Twitter

The covid-19 vaccinations are safe, and suitable for all faiths. We encourage anyone to take up the vaccination when offered to keep your family and our community safe.

If you have a smart phone (such as an Apple iPhone, or Android device) then please think about downloading and using the free NHS Covid-19 app. This provides free and fully anonymous system to help reduce the spread of Covid-19 as well as provide the latest information to your phone. It is now available in many community languages too. 


Rapid Lateral Flow Tests (LFD) are available for anyone – even if you show no symptoms – to help keep the virus at bay, especially with variants spreading around the country. You can pick these up at local testing centres, pharmacies or get them delivered to your house.  For more information and to order visit the Government Website. 

If you are showing symptomsyou must isolate and take a PCR test

Home Learning

Remember to sign up and check in with our home learning services – EvidenceMe for Nursery & Reception and SeeSaw for Years 1 & 2. If you aren’t able to access these services then please speak to your child’s class teacher. 

If your child, or their bubble, has to isolate due to coronavirus then please download the relevant home learning packs below to support your child’s learning from home. If you have any questions then please contact us:

June Poster and flowchart parents and carers 17062021-page-002
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We have produced this covid-19 ‘do’s and dont’s’ to help explain what to do if you, someone in your household or your child shows symptoms of covid-19. 

Attendance Information – Please take time to download and read our updated attendance policy for covid-19.

Remote Learning Policy – Please take time to read our updated (February 2021) Remote Learning Policy. 

Information Links (External)

Latest information from the NHS, including an online check to see if you or your child are showing symptoms of covid-19 and how to organise a free test. 

NHS Test & Trace App
Information on how to download the free, anonymous, NHS Test & Trace app for modern smartphones to help protect both our school and the wider community with the spread of covid-19. 

Latest information from the English government on covid-19. 

Is it a cold, flu or coronavirus?
An article from the BBC which explains the differences between having a cold, flu or coronavirus.