COVID-19 arrangements for the summer holidays

The summer holiday for schools and many local authority early learning and childcare settings begin at 12 noon on Thursday 24 June 2021.

If your child becomes unwell

If your child, or anyone in the household becomes unwell at any time during the summer holidays with COVID related symptoms, the whole household should self isolate and arrange for Covid-19 tests. Details of how to book at test can be found on the NHS Inform website on these links: NHS Inform Covid-19  and UK Government: Get a PCR Test

If you, or a member of your household, receive a positive lateral flow test result you and your household should self isolate and you should arrange a confirmatory PCR test via the link above.

COVID testing is available for people without symptoms (LFD and PCR). Further details on COVID testing and testing sites can be found on the Tayside Cares Website.

Contact tracing

The process for contact tracing for staff/children who test positive for COVID-19 over the summer holiday period will be slightly different to term time. You will be contacted directly by Test and Protect rather than by the school or Council, and they will look to identify all close contacts of your child from the time your child became infectious.

As schools will be closed, the Council ‘on-call’ team will assist NHS Tayside’s Test and Protect Team and provide contact details where required.

You may need to wait 24 hours or more before you are contacted by Test and Protect.

Delivery Model 3 (DM3) settings

If your child attends a DM3 early learning and childcare setting the process is slightly different. If your child tests positive for Covid-19 while attending their setting you should also inform the setting manager, while you await contact from the Test and Protect Team.

Identified as a close contact

If your child is identified as a close contact of a positive Covid-19 case, you will receive a text message from NHS Tayside’s Test and Protect Team to inform you that your child is required to self-isolate and for how long.