COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information
This page contains links to all other pages on our site in relation COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Also available below is links to other external resources for help.
Academy Protocols/Risk Assessment in relation to COVID19
Note: These have been updated based on DfE, Walsall Public Health and UKHSA Guidance.
COVID-19 vaccination: a guide for eligible children and young people aged 12 to 17
Changes to testing for coronavirus (COVID-19) in England
Free testing for coronavirus (COVID-19) from the NHS has ended for most people in England. Free testing services have closed at:
- test sites
- community collection points such as libraries
- schools, nurseries and universities
What you can do instead of taking a COVID-19 test
Most people in England are no longer advised to get tested. Find out:
- what to do if you have COVID-19 symptoms or have tested positive for COVID-19
- what to do if you've been in close contact with someone with COVID-19
- how to avoid catching and spreading COVID-19
It is essential that everyone washes their hands more often, using soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Hand washing with soap employs mechanical action that loosens bacteria and viruses from the skin, rinsing them into the drain. Drying hands afterwards makes the skin less hospitable to the virus. Hand sanitiser can be effective if soap is not available or the situation makes using soap less feasible (i.e. when outside) but using hand sanitiser provides none of the virus-destroying friction that rubbing your hands together and rinsing with water provides.
The latest guidance and video on hand washing can be found at: