Self-testing for families and financial support if you have to isolate

Everyone in Essex is now able to collect self-test kits from participating libraries and pharmacies. As a school we strongly encourage regular self-testing, to help keep all children and their families safe. Find out where you can collect self-test kits near you on the Essex County Council website, or order self-test kits online from GOV.UK.

If anyone tests positive from a self-test kit or develops symptoms, the household should isolate immediately and the person who tested positive/has symptoms should book a follow-up test on GOV.UK or call 119.

There is financial support available if you need to self-isolate. The criteria has recently been extended so that parents and guardians are eligible if they need to take time off work to look after a child or young person who is self-isolating. You must also meet the other criteria.

Thank you for your support.