Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Gumley House School


Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Information regarding Coronavirus

This page will link you to all the information you need in regard to how the pandemic affects the usual operation of the school.  We are looking forward to operating our own 'roadmap to recovery' while the country eases it's systems of control.

If your child falls ill at school, you will be contacted to collect them.

HAS A TEST COME BACK POSITIVE?  It is very important that you let the school know as quickly as possible.
If anyone in the school becomes unwell with a new, continuous cough or a high temperature, or has a loss of, or change in, their normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia), they will be sent home and advised to follow the guidance for households with possible or confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection.

This sets out that they must:

  • self-isolate for at least 10 days
  • arrange to have a test to see if they have coronavirus (COVID-19)

If you have received a positive test result while not at school please click this link to contact Mr Byrne and Mrs Russell immediately.  This email address will be monitored throughout the Summer Holidays.

Parents:  What to do if your child or someone in your household has symptoms of COVID-19 (updated 6/1/21)


All children and members of their households in England have access to testing.  Tests for students are currently supplied by the school.  A positive test must ensure rapid action to protect other children and staff in their setting.

PCR Tests can be accessed through the NHS website or by calling 119.

Anyone who tests positive for coronavirus will be contacted by NHS Test and Trace and will need to share information about their recent interactions. This could include household members, people with whom they have been in direct contact, or within 2 metres for more than 15 minutes.
People identified as having been in close contact with someone who has a positive test must stay at home for 10 days, even if they do not have symptoms, to stop unknowingly spreading the virus. Further information about Test and Trace is available here.

Key links and information:

Click here for Hounslow Local Authority's Local Response Plan for Managing COVID-19 in Educational SettingsGumley House Lateral Flow Tests Risk Assessment (updated Jan 2021)

Gumley House Risk Assessment (Updated September 2021)