Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Gumley House School


Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Information regarding Coronavirus

It seems the information regarding COVID is ever changing... and it is!
We are very thankful that the days of lockdown are behind us!  However, COVID is still very present and continues to affect different people at different times.

What are the rules now?
Testing is no longer mandatory.  However, anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 should remain at home for at least 3 days and then return to school if they are well enough to do so.  It is highly recommended that they wear a mask for a further 5 days.  

Although regular lateral flow testing will no longer be recommended, students can still access test kits by ordering them online or through their local pharmacy if they wish. We will no longer be issuing any test kits or masks to students in school.

We appreciate that coughs and colds are a normal part of life and that you won’t want your child to miss any more school if they are generally feeling OK.  For this reason, we hope that you will support your child in making a conscious choice to wear a face mask if they do have a cough or cold – not for themselves but to protect their peers from catching it and possibly missing time away from learning.

In school we will continue to encourage good hygiene practices such as regular hand-washing/sanitising, etc. as these are the small things that everyone can do to reduce the transmission of all viruses. We hope that you will continue to reinforce this at home too.

The following link will provide more detail on the guidance changes should you wish to read it. 

Key links and information:

Click here for Hounslow Local Authority's Local Response Plan for Managing COVID-19 in Educational Settings

Gumley House Risk Assessment (Updated September 2021)