COVID-19 GUIDANCE AND CONTINGENCY PLAN
COVID Risk Assessment and guidance
The health and wellbeing of our children, young people and families remains our highest priority and we admire the resilience, strength of character and determination to keep our children learning and putting our children first shown by families, staff and everyone associated with the school. Thank you for your patience and support over the last few months.
As you know we are now in the phase of 'living with COVID'. However we do still need to be vigilant since there are still a large number of schools around the country facing some absence rates due to COVID amongst staff and pupils.
It is no longer a routine requirement for people to get tested and the tests are no longer free (contact the NHS if you are not sure as some people with health conditions can still get free tests)
The advice now is that:
- 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
- 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 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 will be 3 days
If there should be an outbreak situation then we will inform all parents of the measures to be taken at the time.
Please see the 'Communicable Infections Guidance (including COVID-19)' document above
We will of course continue with our enhanced cleaning, ventilation and hygiene measures.
Thank you for your continued support and understanding. If you have any questions about these measures, please contact the school office.
The latest Government guidance for parents and carers can be found at:
Government guidance coronavirus
We are aware it has been a challenging time for many families over the last few months. If you need any support in any way please get in touch at the number above or contact Mrs Wright (our Family Support person) at email@example.com or ask for Mrs Wright when phoning school. If we can’t help directly we will know someone who can.
You can also visit our 'Support' page on this web-site for information about further support