For Parents and Schools

We are still in the midst of the COVID Pandemic and we understand many parents will be worried if their child develops a cough or a cold.

As West Lothian enters Tier 3 from Monday 2nd November there will naturally be concerns raised by both Teachers and Parents. 

My child needs to wear a mask in school – can I get a letter of exemption?

No.  Unfortunately we cannot provide such a letter.  You can however obtain an exemption card by clicking here

I have been told to seek GP advice first before sending my child to school.  

There are multiple government and health sites which will give you up to date advice regarding your child’s health in times of COVID.  

Please visit NHS Inform for more details. 


If a young person or a child in your care develops any of the symptoms of COVID 19, they should self-isolate and you should book them a test as soon as possible at, or by calling 0800 028 2816.

If, however, your child does not have symptoms of COVID-19 but has other cold-like symptoms, such as a runny nose, they do not need to be tested and they and you do not need to self isolate.  Your child can go to school if fit to do so.