This page outlines key details, updates and arrangements on how we are continuing to manage the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Updated Information - effective from Friday 1 April 2022
- Students, and staff, are no longer being asked to undertake twice-weekly asymptomatic at home testing.
- School staff and students are no longer eligible for free COVID-19 lateral flow tests (unless in a specific vulnerable group), and the school will no longer be distributing test kits.
The following guidance is now in place for those pupils who feel unwell with any sort of respiratory illness:
- Children and young people who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and avoid contact with other people. They can go back to school when they no longer have a high temperature, and they are well enough to attend.
- Children with a positive COVID-19 test result should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 3 days.
- For information guidance for adults (those 18 and over) is as follows; adults with the symptoms of a respiratory infection, and who have a high temperature or feel unwell, should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people until they feel well enough to resume normal activities and they no longer have a high temperature. Adults with a positive COVID-19 test result should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days, which is when they are most infectious.
- Please email email@example.com if at any point the above applies to your child.
Other important things to note:
- As students will now only be absent from school because they are too unwell to attend lessons they will not be set any remote learning. They will need to speak to their teachers on their return to school to find out what learning they have missed.
- Pupils should not be contacting home if they feel unwell during the school day. Your child needs to report to First Aid, where a member of staff can contact you, so they can be monitored until being picked up if this is necessary.
- Those who feel more comfortable wearing a mask in certain situations are welcome to continue to do so on the school site.
The School will continue to have regular contact with Public Health England (PHE) and if they have concerns about numbers of cases in the school, or local community, they could reintroduce measures and mitigations (including masks or asymptomatic testing).
The Government has now issued guidance on 'living safely with respiratory infections, including COVID-19'.
NHS guidance on symptoms of COVID-19 can be found here.