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Hands, Face, Space

To stop the spread of the virus remember Hands, Face, Space

  • Wash your hands regularly
  • Use a face covering when social distancing is not possible
  • Try to keep your distance from those not in your household


Answers from Public Health to common questions and queries related to the national lockdown that began on 5 November 2020.

Who to inform when there is a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 in your school or setting

  • You should only report any confirmed cases to the DfE by calling 0800 046 8687 and also email Isington's Public Health team on ​
  • Pupils or staff should only get a test if they show any symptoms.
  • If anyone needs a test, you should request this online or call 119. Do not send anyone to hospital for a test.
  • Please note that families do not need a letter from their GP to confirm they have completed their isolation period before they can return to school

When to get a test for COVID-19

There is now very high demand for coronavirus tests and it is vital the NHS only tests people with symptoms to help stop the spread of the virus. We all need to play our part to protect the NHS Test and Trace service for those who really need it:

  • If you have covid symptoms, you must get a test.
  • If you don’t have symptoms, don’t get a test.

If you have any coronavirus symptoms you must isolate for 10 days - don’t wait for a test or a test result before doing so.

If you are identified as a contact of a positive case you must isolate for 14 days - even if for some reason you got a negative test during that period.

COVID-19 Cases and Deaths

For the latest data on COVID-19 cases and deaths in Islington, please check the Islington Council website which will be updated regularly. This includes links to more detailed data from

EY Updates

See our dedicated section for updates for Early Years and Childcare settings.

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