Bennet Canfield, Little Canfield, Dunmow, Essex, CM61YE

01279 870541

Takeley Primary School

Learning, achieving and enjoying together

COVID-19 and Emergency School Closure:


You must now report any positive LFT result to the Government via this link please:

You must still report your child's absence to us as you might normally do via our 'Studybugs' app or by e-mail to or by phoning the office during opening hours 8:00am to 4:30pm term time and weekdays only on 01279 870541.

COVID-19 Catch Up Premium Spending 2021

April 2022: Risk Assessment:

This COVID19: Risk Assessment and Action Plan document sets out the decisions taken and measures put in place to meet the Government’s announcement from Friday 1 April to move to ‘Living with COVID-19’. As final restrictions are lifted, schools should follow the Government’s general guidance:

Living safely with respiratory infections, including COVID-19 - GOV.UK (

Reducing the spread of respiratory infections, including COVID-19, in the workplace - GOV.UK (

People with symptoms of a respiratory infection including COVID-19 - GOV.UK (

While “living with covid-19” represents a general return to ‘normality’, guidance remains that individuals should stay at home in certain circumstances to help prevent the spread of infection as set out below.  It is anticipated that schools will want parents, children and staff to follow this guidance, but also that all should take all reasonable steps to follow government guidance on living safely with covid. 

For the latest information please log onto your account at

Risk Assessment: (updated 19/04/22)

COVID-19 Self-isolation and Testing Guidance:

Please see below the latest information for parents from the local authority;

Do please note that the guidance below is correct with the exception that the self-isolation period is for 5 days from Monday 17th January 2022; subject to two negative LFT results on day 5 and the morning of day 6 prior to any return to school. More detailed guidance can be found in the Risk Assessment and Outbreak plan published below (latest changes are highlighted in green)

Remote Learning Statement:

Please visit the new 'Remote Learning' section of the school website for further details and support: Takeley Primary School - Remote Learning (

NHS Covid-19 app: 24 September 2020:

Letter to parents and guardians from Public Health England: 23 September 2020:

NHS Local Authority advice and guidance on COVID-19 symptoms: 21 September 2020:

Please find below a very useful document from the local authority. They have collated commonly asked questions from parents along with the answers.

In short, if your child is unwell and exhibiting anyone of the key symptoms of COVID-19;
a) A high temperature; now defined as 38C or above OR
b) A new, continuous dry cough; means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if they usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual) OR
c) A loss of, or change in, sense of smell or taste.

This is regardless of additional symptoms pointing to another cause (including a cold), should be self-isolated and tested.

Children without any of the above symptoms should not be tested.

If you are not sure call NHS 111 or use their website;

Please stay safe

Covid-19 symptom parental support tool September 2020