Please follow this link to access the letter:
A joint letter to parents of secondary school and college students in England on Covid-19 testing and vaccines from the Secretaries of State for Education and for Health and Social Care – The Education Hub (blog.gov.uk)
Latest update 24/9/21:
Lots of schools locally have seen a large increase in positive COVID cases and are having to close for short periods and/or have certain yr groups working from home. We are really keen to ensure we prevent this from happening to our school and we are continuing to take precautions in school to limit the risk of the spread.
To support us with this, can I plese ask that you continue to test twice weekly. Thank you to those parents/carers that continue to do this, it is very much appreciated. If your child is unwell, even if they seem to be flu like symptoms, keep them off school and book a PCR test. You can do this online through the following link and choose the “my council has requested the test” option Get a free PCR test to check if you have coronavirus (COVID-19) – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) We are seeing that children (and vaccinated adults) with COVID may present with very mild symptoms, often a headache, runny nose or just not feeling as they usually do.
Masks are still currently optional, but if cases rise we may go back to wearing them to keep everyone safe.
Thank you for your continued support.
Please click on the link below for our most recently updated Covid 19 Risk Assessment for school.
We would like to assure you that we are following all of the government guidance regarding coronavirus and we will contact parents if we have a confirmed positive case in school and need anyone to self-isolate.
Those students with consent are being tested upon their return from the Summer break using the Lateral Flow Testing procedure. They will then be given LFT kits to self-test twice weekly at home. Staff with consent will continue to self-test on a twice weekly basis. Please contact school for any further information or to discuss this. Up to date government information can be found here:
As everyone is now back at school there will be pupils with colds and other illnesses. A sore throat and runny nose are likely to be a cold. However, if you are in any doubt please seek medical advice. If your child is not feeling well, please do not send them into school. If your child or anyone in your household has coronavirus symptoms, which are:
A high temperature A new continuous cough A loss or change to sense of smell or taste
Do not send your child into school. Your household must all self-isolate and inform the school that your child is self-isolating. Everyone with coronavirus symptoms must be tested and you can book this through the following link:
|Get a free NHS test today to check if you have coronavirus (COVID-19) – NHSAnyone with coronavirus symptoms can get a test. Coronavirus symptoms are: a high temperature a new, continuous cough a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste You can get a test for someone you live with if they have these symptoms. Do not get tests for people you live with who do not have …www.nhs.uk|
Alternatively call NHS 119 if you have no access to the internet.
Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms or a positive test result should stay at home and self-isolate immediately. If you have symptoms of COVID-19, you should arrange to have a PCR test as soon as possible. This still applies even if you have received one or more doses of COVID-19 vaccine.
If you live in the same household as someone with COVID-19, you should stay at home and self-isolate. From 16 August, if you are fully vaccinated or aged under 18 years and 6 months you will not be required to self-isolate if you are a contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
|Stay at home: guidance for households with possible or confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection – GOV.UK |
The most important symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of any of the following: a new continuous cough; a high temperature, A loss or change to sense of smell or taste.
You must inform the school if anyone in your household has tested positive.
We thank you for your continued support throughout this time.
Please see the following information for parents regarding talking to your child about Coronavirus: