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Recommended PCR Testing for Y3 Ruby

25th November 2021


Dear Parent or Carer


As you know, we are currently in an outbreak situation in 3 Ruby and have put measures in place to try and keep them as socially distant from the remainder of the school as we can.  Currently, we now have 5 confirmed cases within the class.


As you know, children are more likely to be asymptomatic, and also seem to have slightly differing symptoms to adults.  Some have presented with sickness as a first symptom that has turned out to be Covid so we all need to be extra vigilant with any signs of illness at this time. What we would like to recommend, if you are able to, is book your child in for a PCR test over this weekend.  The sooner that we can establish any cases that we have in the class, then the sooner that we are able to return to normal measures within the setting.


Information on how to book a PCR test can be found here:


How to book a test online when you have been identified as a close contact but do not have symptoms yourself


  1. Go to Get a free PCR test to check if you have coronavirus (COVID-19) - GOV.UK (
  2. Scroll down and select start now
  3. Is the person who needs a test an essential worker? Select NO
  4. Test available scroll to bottom Select continue
  5. Does the person who needs a test have coronavirus symptoms? Select NO, none of these symptoms
  6. Has the person been asked to get a follow-up test? Select NO
  7. Is the person who needs a test part of a trial or government pilot project? Select none of the above.
  8. Why are you asking for a test? Select I’ve been told to get a test by my local council, health protection team or healthcare professional. Then Select My local council or health protection team has asked me to get a test, even though I do not have symptoms. Select continue
  9. Complete your details and select how you wish to receive your test.


If your child is currently showing no symptoms they do not need to isolate while waiting for results.  We thank you for your understanding with this and your help in keeping everyone safe.


Kind Regards


Mrs E Birch



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