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We wish all our families and local community a very Happy New Year • Applications are closing on 15th January 2022 for places in Year R for September 2022. Please call the school for more information • We have limited spaces in other year groups so please get in touch if you would like your child/children to start school with us • Please visit our COVID 19 Information Hub via the parents section to learn how we are keeping our school community safe •

COVID-19 School Information Hub

These are the restrictive measures we are taking to protect the children, staff and parents of our school.

 

Please find below our updated Risk Assessment for the "Return to Normal Plan" from September 2021. Although we have minimised the risk, we cannot eliminate the risk of COVID 19 entirely. 

CORONAVIRUS Information – Updated January 2022

 

Here are some frequently asked questions:

 

What happens if my child has COVID symptoms?

  • Please do not send your child to school, book a PCR test for your child and inform the school office. 
  • Other members of the household do not have to isolate but need to complete daily LFT tests for 7 days. 

 

What happens if my child’s PCR/LFT test is positive?

  • Please inform the school office as soon as possible. Please also report this result to NHS track and trace when you are contacted. 
  • The school will provide home learning for your child to complete and a laptop if required.
  • The school will also provide a Free School Meal voucher for the school days within the isolation period.
  • From Monday 17th January 2022, your child will continue to isolate for 10 days from the day the symptoms first started, unless two consecutive LFT tests are negative from day 5 and 6, they then may end isolation after day 5. Individuals who are still positive on the LFT tests must stay in isolation until they have had 2 consecutive negative tests taken on separate days. 
  • Individuals in the same household are not required to self-isolate if any of the following apply:
    • The household member is fully vaccinated
    • The household member is below the age of 18 years and 6 months
    • The household member has taken part or are currently part of an approved COVID-19 vaccination trial
    • The household member is not able to get vaccinated for medical reasons
  • Instead of isolating, the above household members will be contacted by NHS track and trace and will be informed they have been in close contact with a positive case and advised to take daily LFT tests for 7 days. 

 

What happens if I or another adult in the household develops symptoms?

  • The adult with symptoms must isolate and book a PCR test. 
  • All other household members do not have to isolate.
  • If a parent/carer is self-isolating with COVID-19, your child should have daily LFT tests for 7 days and can attend school should they be negative. If you are in this situation and are unable to transport your child to and from school because you are self-isolating, and you have not been able to identify a trusted friend or relative who could help, please let the school know so we can assist. Please note that if your child tests positive for COVID-19 they are required to self-isolate.

 

What happens if I or another adult in the household has a positive PCR test? 

  • Individuals in the same household are not required to self-isolate if any of the following apply:
    • The household member is fully vaccinated
    • The household member is below the age of 18 years and 6 months
    • The household member has taken part or are currently part of an approved COVID-19 vaccination trial
    • The household member is not able to get vaccinated for medical reasons
  • Instead of isolating, the other household members should have daily LFT tests for 7 days and children can attend school should they be negative. If you are in this situation and are unable to transport your child to and from school because you are self-isolating, and you have not been able to identify a trusted friend or relative who could help, please let the school know so we can assist. Please note that if your child tests positive for COVID-19 they are required to self-isolate.

 

Changes to the self-isolation period for those who test positive for COVID-19

From Monday 17 January, people who are self-isolating with COVID-19 will have the option to reduce their isolation period after 5 full days if they test negative with a lateral flow device (LFD) test on both day 5 and day 6 and they do not have a temperature. For example, if they test negative on the morning of day 5 and the morning of day 6, they can return to their education or childcare setting immediately on day 6.

 

The first test must be taken no earlier than day 5 of the self-isolation period, and the second must be taken the following day. All test results should be reported to NHS Test and Trace.

 

If the result of either of their tests is positive, they should continue to self-isolate until they get negative results from two LFD tests on consecutive days or until they have completed 10 full days of self-isolation, whichever is earliest.

 

Anyone who is unable to take LFD tests or anyone who continues to have a temperature will need to complete the full 10 day period of self-isolation.

 

We hope this update information is useful to you. If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact the school office on 02392 584048.
 

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