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COVID Information

Positive Covid Case Guidance Sept21
Self-Isolation & Testing Guidance

What is a Lateral Flow Home Test (LFT)?

LFTs are for regular testing of people without symptoms.

If someone tests positive with an LFT , they should immediately book a PCR test and self-isolate.

What is a PCR test?

A PCR test is for those with any of the Covid symptoms (new persistent cough, high temperature, loss of taste or smell) or anyone who has a positive LFT. Anyone with symptoms must isolate until a negative PCR test result is received.

A PCR test is also for close contacts of those who have tested positive for Covid. Children and double-vaccinated adults do not need to isolate whilst they wait for the PCR test result unless they develop symptoms.

What is a close contact?

A close contact can be either direct or proximity.

  1. A direct contact is anyone who has been face-to-face for any length of time with someone who has tested positive.
  2. A proximity contact is anyone who has been within 2 metres for 15 minutes or more with someone who has tested positive.


Report a Covid test result by emailing covid@wickford-pri.essex.sch.uk