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Public Health Advice to parents and carers of children at Rochdale schools - 21st October 2021

COVID19 Extended Symptoms


We have received an update from Public Health in relation to extended symptoms of COVID 19. We have now been recommended to advise parents to take children for full PCR tests if they have any of the following symptoms:

1) Fever or chills

2) Continuous cough

3) New loss of taste or smell

4) Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

5) Fatigue

6) Muscle or body aches

7) Headache

8) Sore throat

9) Congestion or runny nose

10) Nausea or vomiting

11) Diarrhea

Please also be aware that LFT (Lateral Flow Tests) are not to be used if a person has symptoms. Anyone experiencing one of the above symptoms is advised to book a full PCR test and isolate pending the result. 

An LFT is only to be used as a checking measure if there are no symptoms present. 

If you have any questions, please contact the school office on 01706 642742.



Accessing PCR tests with symptoms that are not the 3 main symptoms
Our PCR sites will ask if someone just turns up and will use the 3 classic symptoms as a screening tool, as will 119, however if someone has pre-booked (either online or via 119) and has a QR code they will never be questioned. Ideally, these PCR tests should be pre-booked online. 

Please click below to book online and follow the instructions.


Get a free PCR test to check if you have coronavirus - GOV.UK ( 


> Click ‘Get a free PCR test online: START NOW’. Click through the questions and tick the box ‘No none of these’ symptoms then follow the questions. Then: ‘Why are you asking for a test?’ they should select ‘My local council or health protection team has asked me to get a test, even though I do not have symptoms


Please click below to see the Rochdale Local Authority Update.
Return to School - September 2020 Risk Assessment

For information related to remote learning, please click the link below.


For policies related to COVID-19, please click the link below.


Local Restrictions Tier Poster


Returning to primary school

Primary schools have welcomed back hundreds of thousands of children since they started opening more widely since 1 June. Find out what it's been like for pupils who have returned.

Test and Trace - How it works!

Rochdale has a walk-in testing centre behind the Town Hall. See below for further guidance. 

Letter - Important Return to School Information (d/d 17th June 2020)

For other COVID related news please click below. 

Online Safety Guidance - Using Discord