School coronavirus information
As the Government set out the next steps for living with COVID-19 earlier this week and these take effect from today, we would like to re-assure all families that we continue to follow the current Government guidance regarding our response to positive COVID cases.
Regular asymptomatic testing is no longer recommended in any education or childcare setting. Government guidance therefore states that:
- 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, college or childcare when they no longer have a high temperature, and they are well enough to attend.
- 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. For children and young people aged 18 and under, the advice to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 3 days.
You should continue to follow the most recent NHS advice regarding Covid 19, including symptoms, testing, vaccination and staying at home at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
We ask that all parents and carers continue to familiarise themselves with our risk assessment. We also ask parents and carers to familiarise themselves with our 'Contingency/Outbreak management plan' which can be found below. This plan is based on the DfE’s Contingency Framework which lays out how to manage local outbreaks of COVID-19. This outlines “how we would operate” if any of the measures described in the guidance were recommended for our setting or area
If your child is at home and cannot attend school, they have access to our remote education learning opportunities as outlined in our Home learning, Remote education and Acceptable Use policies which can be found below.