Symptoms, Tests and Self-Isolation – Important information for parents and carers

Newcastle City Council would like to thank you for all your efforts to date to try to reduce the spread of Covid-19 infection in our community.  Whilst there is more ‘light at the end of the tunnel’ that life can return to a newer kind of normality during this year, we are not there yet and need your help to keep going for longer.

We all want to protect ourselves and our loved ones from Covid-19. To do this we need your help please, by following all the advice on what to do if you or your family have symptoms, which kind of test to use when, and what is meant by self-isolation and close contacts.  

Key Messages for Parents and Carers can be found on the link below.

Symptoms, Tests and Self-Isolation information

Test and Trace Support Payment scheme

As you will be aware, any pupil who is identified as a close contact of someone who has tested positive for Covid-19 will be required to self-isolate at home for a period of 10 days.

This may result in you needing to take time off work in order to care for your child while they remain at home, which may result in loss of income.

If you are on a low income and find yourself in this situation you may be eligible for financial support through the Test and Trace Support Payment scheme. You can find more information on the link below.

Test and Trace Support Payment scheme