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On this page, you can keep informed about the latest updates regarding Covid-19:

January Lockdown
How to stay safe
Guidance for Parents and Carers
Corona Virus Tests
Drive through tests in Hertfordshire
What will happen if my child is absent from school?
Online Resources

January Lockdown

In line with Government guidance, Manland Primary School is closed from 5th January until further notice.

School will remain open for key worker and vulnerable children.

Please contact the school if you require any further information .

How to stay safe

Remember – ‘Hands. Face. Space.’:

    • Hands – wash your hands regularly and for 20 seconds
    • Face – wear a face covering in indoor settings where social distancing may be difficult, and where you will come into contact with people you do not normally meet
    • Space – stay 2 metres apart from people you do not live with where possible, or 1 metre with extra precautions in place (such as wearing face coverings or increasing ventilation indoors)

Don’t forget to self-isolate and book a test immediately if you get symptoms.

Guidance for Parents and Carers

Corona Virus tests

Don’t delay getting a test if you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19).

If you have a high temperature, a new continuous cough, or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste, you should either order a test kit or book a test at one of the drive-through testing centres.

Visit to book a COVID-19 test for yourself or a family member.

For additional help to book a test, call 119 between 7am and 11pm. Textphone / minicom users with hearing or speech difficulties, call 18001 0300 303 2713.

The call centre can also answer enquiries about the testing process and what to do once you have your result, or chase up any delayed results.

Drive-through tests in Hertfordshire

Check for the drive-through testing sites available for the next day.

Drive-through testing sites are open on various days of the week in Hertford, Watford, Hemel Hempstead, Stevenage and Welwyn Garden City for everyone living or working in Hertfordshire.

The drive-through testing centre at Tesco Headquarters in Shire Park in Welwyn Garden City is open every day from 8am to 8pm. It has been carrying out an average of 210 tests every day. Here, people can test themselves with the swabs provided or have a swab test carried out by a trained professional. The test involves taking a swab of the nose and the back of the throat.

Bring your mobile phone when you visit a testing centre. If you book a test in Watford, you may need to pay for parking as you wait.

Visit for more about symptoms, how to book a test and the NHS Test and Trace system.

What will happen if my child is absent from school?

Online Resources

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