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Parkside Primary School, Parkside - Welcome to our school website! Please take the time to explore the site. Should you require a paper copy of any of the information, please contact the school and a copy will be provided free of charge. The office hours are from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. The School day is 8:55am -3:25pm (32.5 hrs. education per week).

Expanded Advice on When to Get a Covid19 Test

Dear Parents/Carers


The school has received directive from Cabinet Member for Education Jonathan Price  and

Richard Harling Director for Health and Care regarding Covid-19 symptoms and when to get tested. 


Currently anyone who has one of the main symptoms of persistent cough, high temperature, new cough or loss of taste or smell must self-isolate immediately and book a test. This will remain the case.


However, advice around when to get a test has been expanded as many people are displaying other symptoms. The council are now asking residents in Staffordshire to get tested as a precaution if they have other symptoms such as:

  • • Headaches
  • • Aches and pains
  • • Feeling very tired for no good reason
  • • Sore throat
  • • Runny nose
  • • Sneezing
  • • Sometimes ‘tummy ache’ in children

**People with any of these symptoms can carry on going to school or work if they are well enough to do so and only need to self-isolate if the test comes back positive.**


Therefore, moving forward, the school will ask you to please get your child tested if they present with any of the listed symptoms listed above.  Please note the symptoms that you will and will not have to self isolate for.


To be accepted for a test when presenting with one of the above symptoms where self-isolation isn't necessary please visit the NHS website and check the ‘My council has asked me to get a test’ option.


Thank you for your continued support.



Mr Compton