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COVID - 19 Advice and Information

This page has been provided to give families key information about the school during the Coronavirus pandemic and to provide you with regular updates regarding any school closure.

 

School status

The school is currently open for all pupils of all ages.

 

Government operational guidance for all schools from September 2021

“As COVID-19 becomes a virus that we learn to live with, there is now an imperative to reduce the disruption to children and young people’s education – particularly given that the direct clinical risks to children are extremely low, and every adult has been offered a first vaccine and the opportunity for two doses by mid-September. Our priority is for you to deliver face-to-face, high-quality education to all pupils. The evidence is clear that being out of education causes significant harm to educational attainment, life chances, mental and physical health.” GOV.UK

 

  • Social distancing measures have now ended in the workplace. All staff are encouraged to vaccinate
  • No need to work in bubbles
  • Control measures will continue
    • Good hygiene
    • Appropriate cleaning regimes
    • Good ventilation
    • Follow public health advice
  • No requirement to self-isolate if you live in the same household as someone with COVID-19 or are a close contact of someone with COVID-19 if any of the following apply;
    • You are fully vaccinated
    • You are younger than 18 years and 6 months
    • You have taken part or are taking part in an approved COVID-19 vaccine trial
    • You are unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons

You will be contacted by NHS Test and Trace and advised to take a PCR test.

  • Pupils and staff should not come into school if they have symptoms, have had a positive test for COVID-19 or are required to quarantine
  • Anyone in school who develops symptoms should be sent home and they should follow public health advice
  • Until the end of September staff should continue to test on Sunday and Wednesday evening and report their results
  • Staff and pupils with a positive LFD test should self-isolate and take a confirmatory PCR test and continue to self-isolate until they get the result. If the PCR test is taken within two days of the positive LFD test and is negative they can return to school as long as they don’t have symptoms
  • Remote learning will continue for pupils learning from home as a result of COVID-19
  • Educational visits can take place
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