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Covid-19: Advice & Information

School Year 2021-2022

SMCF Managing Covid-19, Flu & Respiratory Infections Risk Assessment 19.05.22 (V2)

Director of Public Health Letter to Parents & Carers, 5th Jan 2022

School Year 2020-2021

COVID-19: Variant of concern in Cumbria - additional testing available now


Cumbria County Council is working with NHS Test and Trace to test Cumbrian residents aged 12-30 for Covid-19.


COVID-19 infections are rising rapidly in Cumbria. Public Health England's proactive sequencing work, has shown that the new Delta variant of the virus is driving the increase.

Every person living in Cumbria between the ages of 12 and 30 is now strongly encouraged to get a COVID-19 test, even if they are not showing symptoms.

Infections are rising fastest among this age group.

  • Parents/carers will be informed of testing arrangements for school age children by their child's school.
  • People not at school can attend any of Cumbria's testing sites between 8am and 8pm. People do not need to book their test, simply walk-in and you will be tested.
  • If you cannot attend a test site you can get a test kit delivered to your home by accessing Choose the "I have been advised to get a test by local Public Health officials" option.

Tests will be conducted using PCR test kits, not the rapid result Lateral Flow Device tests that are used for regular weekly testing.

If a person tests positive, has any symptoms, or are contact traced following contact with someone who tests positive, they should self-isolate immediately.

There is currently no evidence that the Delta variant causes more severe illness. People should continue to follow national guidance and remember 'hands, face, space, fresh air'.

The more cases of the variant we find, the better chance we have at suppressing it. Please help to keep your community safe by getting tested so we can find the variant and protect you and your loved ones.


Test site locations:


Carlisle RTS

  • Carlisle Lake District Airport
    Carlisle CA6 4NW

Carlisle Cecil Street LTS

  • Cecil Street Car Park
    Carlisle CA1 1NX

Penrith Sandgate Car Park LTS

  • Penrith Sandgate Car Park
    32 Albert Street
    Penrith CA11 7XA

West Cumbria Allerdale House LTS

  • Allerdale House Overflow Car Park
    Workington CA14 9SA

Barrow-in-Furness Town Hall LTS

  • Barrow Town Hall Courtyard
    Cornwallis Street
    Barrow LA14 2LG

Copeland Castle Meadows LTS

  • Castle Meadows Car Park
    Whitehaven  CA28 7RG

Kendal County Hall LTS

  • Kendal County Hall Car Park
    Busher Walk
    Kendal LA9 4RQ

Risk Assessment for Full Re-Opening of School (Version 9, 21 June 2021)

Risk Assessment Lateral Flow Testing 21 June 2021

Letter to Parents & Carers, from Director of Public Health 17th June 2021

Public Health - Covid-19 Testing & Isolation Advice for Parents (17.06.21)

Risk Assessment for LFD Self-Testing (Version 6)

Letter from the Local Authority about returning to School

Information from Public Health England about Lateral Flow Testing (testing kits to be collected from Allerdale House Car Park, Workington)

Government and Local Authority Advice & Guidance: Covid-19


Please follow the links below, for the latest local and National guidance on Coronavirus (Covid-19)



Information on Covid-19 Vaccinations

Covid-19 Vaccinations - Information Poster

Risk Assessment for School During National Lock-Down (Version 4, 09.02.21)

Risk Assessment for Lateral Flow Device Testing (Version 2, Feb 21)

Letter from Ofsted Jan 2021 - Remote visit Nov 20: Arrangements for returning to school, following school closures

January Re-Opening Letter to Parents (04.01.21)

Risk assessment for the Full Opening of School (Version 9, December 2020)

Letter to parents from the Local Authority

It's Ok to Ask

Coronavirus (Covid-19) in Cumbria- Information for Community Leaders

Reducing the Impact of Covid-19 on Pupil's Learning

Covid-19 Letter to Parents & Carers Sept 2020

PDF version of Covid-19 Letter to Parents & Carers Sept 2020

Covid-19 Guide for Parents & Carers: "What to do if..."

Coronavirus: Information for Parents & Carers

Risk Assessment (version 3) for full re-opening of school, Sept 2020

Curriculum for Reconnecting

Letter to Parents - Arrangements for September 2020

Head Teachers Newsletter - Arrangements for September

Early Years Phased Return For September

Returning to School- Self confidence and Emotional Wellbeing

Risk Assessment for Full Re-opening of School in September

SCHOOL YEAR 2019-2020

Allerdale Summer Holidays 2020

Weekly Bulletin 10th July 2020

Weekly Bulletin 3rd July 2020

Weekly Bulletin 26th June 2020

Weekly Bulletin 19th June 2020

Updated Risk Assessment for School Reopening (Version 2)

Weekly Bulletin 12th June 2020

Weekly Bulletin 5th June 2020

Maryport Education Group Covid 19 Charter

The Library Edit

The Library Edit, where you will find some of the best websites and online resources to get you through lockdown – all chosen by library staff, and helpfully grouped by theme.

Letter from Cumbria County Council

Mental Health Awareness Week 2020

Bulletin 8th May 2020

Coronavirus - Additional Help Available (please follow the link under the image)

Bulletin 1st May 2020

Transition into Primary School - Information

Transition to Secondary School - Information

West Cumbria Music Hub Newsletter (Summer 2020)

E-School Nurse Information

Safeguarding during closures

Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy during Covid-19

Safeguarding & Domestic Abuse - Information & Advice

Parent Fact-Sheet: Applying for Free School Meals while schools are closed