Coronavirus Updates

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Parents can book a Coronavirus test for their child via.

How do I ask for a test?

You can ask for a test online.

We'll ask you:

  • how you want to get the test – you may be able to choose between driving to a regional testing site or getting a home test kit

  • for details such as your name, mobile phone number and address

Ask for a coronavirus test

Help with asking for a test

If you're having problems getting a test, see answers to common questions about asking for a coronavirus test.




Updated guidance for parents and carers on the closure of educational settings

The guidance for parents and carers on the closure of educational settings has been updated with additional information on the support available for parents, online educational resources and support for vulnerable children.

The guidance can be found here:

May 2020

The Children’s Commissioner for England has issued a children’s guide to coronavirus.

Please click here to view the Education Guidance Poster.

CV19 - Emotional Health Support for Children and Families (April 2020) 

  • BE KIND 





  • COOK 





Department for Education

From Friday 20 March schools, childcare and other educational settings are closed for everyone except:

  • children of critical workers

  • vulnerable children

We have published guidance for parents and carers:

Critical workers

If parents’ work is critical to the coronavirus response, their children will be prioritised for early years and education provision.

Department for Education



New guidance for households with symptoms


The Government introduced new guidance on whole household isolation in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak:


  • if you live alone and you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), however mild, stay at home for 7 days from when your symptoms started

  • if you live with others and you or another member of the household have symptoms of coronavirus, then all household members must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill. It is likely that people living within a household will infect each other or be infected already. Staying at home for 14 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community

  • for anyone in the household who starts displaying symptoms, they need to stay at home for 7 days from when the symptoms appeared, regardless of what day they are on in the original 14-day isolation period.


The symptoms are:

  • A high temperature (37.8 degrees and above)

  • A new, continuous cough



The full stay at home guidance for households with these symptoms can be found here:​

Emergency Food Provisions - Winchester Basic Bank


Winchester Basic Bank is kindly offering emergency food provision for those children who receive free school meals.  Please register your details in the link below  (in either A4 or A5).  WBB will be giving 2-weeks worth of food per each visit; but it will only cover the lunch food.  They will be opening just for the families on a Monday 10-12pm at our Milland Rd site, or they can collect from St Barnabas Church on a Thursday 10-1 pm.   If the families need a standard food voucher, then they will need to be referred in the standard manner.


Please click here for more information regarding Emergency Food Provisions.

ChatHealth Messaging Service


Text your school nurse.


During these unsettling times, as a young person, you may be worried about your health and wellbeing and be unsure about how to get the help you need.

Please click here for more information.

The Westgate School is a community of learners where partnerships inspire success for all: 

Learning Together  - Achieving Excellence





Tel: 01962 854757


The Westgate School, Cheriton Road,  Winchester, SO22 5AZ, England


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