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St. James' CE Primary School

A message from Southwark Director of Education re Covid Testing

The number of cases of Covid-19 are rising in the borough, particularly in 12-17 year olds and young adults. Your child and the people they live with can now get at test at our testing centres even if they do not have any symptoms.

There are several testing centres available in and near to Southwark, including in Burgess Park and in Peckham town centre. To book a test please visit and select the ‘my council has asked me to get a test’ option. The website will show you the nearest site to you with availability that day.

If your child’s, or another member of your household’s, test comes back positive your child and your household must self-isolate for a full 10 days after the date the test was done.

Getting tested is one of the most important things you can do to keep yourself and others safe this winter, so please do take up this offer. If you decide not to get to a test, but you or someone you live with develops symptoms, you must all self-isolate and the person who is unwell should book a test. If the test comes back as positive they and the people they live with should self-isolate for a full 10 days after the day they became unwell.

The full letter from Southwark's Director of Education, Nina Dohel, is attached below.