1st September 2021
COVID Arrangements for September 2021
We will be maintaining our COVID arrangements with masks on school site, social distancing, hand washing, one-way system and drop off and pick up arrangements at the start of the Autumn Term in order to avoid any confusion and provide a settled start to the new academic year. I hope that this will reassure you that the safety and wellbeing of our school community remains a high priority.
COVID – Summary
COVID – Positive Cases and Isolation
As was the case last year, if your child has any Covid-19 symptoms, you should keep them off school and book a PCR test. If the test is positive, your child cannot attend school and will need to self-isolate for 10 days from the onset of the symptoms or the date of the test if there were no symptoms.
Day 1 starts the next full day. NHS Track and Trace will then contact you to establish who your child’s close contacts were.
If someone within a class or group tests positive, there is no longer a need for the whole class/group to self-isolate. If NHS Track And Trace contact you because your child is deemed a close contact, you should book your child a PCR test. If they are positive they then need to isolate otherwise they can continue at school.
If someone in your household receives a positive PCR test, we would strongly encourage you to book PCR tests for all the family members. If they are positive, they will need to isolate but if negative and either U18 or fully vaccinated, they do not need to isolate. Similarly, all staff who are a fully vaccinated also do not need to isolate if they are a close contact.
All staff are doing regular LFD tests to try and help prevent infection being introduced into the school and causing disruption to the children’s education.
COVID- What arrangements are the same at school?
COVID – What’s arrangements are different at school?
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