Unfortunately, lots of our school community have tested positive for Covid-19 over the holidays. We are asking parents to support us by taking the following action:
- All students (other than those recently testing positive) should take a lateral flow test before school reopens on Monday 1st November. Anyone with a positive result should stay at home and take a PCR test.
- Any student displaying symptoms of COVID-19 should NOT come to school but should take a PCR test (unless exempt as they have had a positive PCR result within the last 90 days).
- Face masks must be worn while moving around school and in the dining area. Face masks will be optional while students are in classrooms, eating or whilst outside.
- We are asking all students who live with someone who has COVID-19 to do daily lateral flow tests before coming into school (unless exempt as they have had a positive PCR result within the last 90 days). Students should start this testing from the day their household member either became unwell with COVID-19 or tested positive if they did not have symptoms and continue this for 10 days.
- Please remember: If your child tests negative, they can continue attending school. If your child has a positive LFD result, they must start isolating, have a PCR test and inform school.
- We strongly encourage families to test at home twice a week and to register their results, even when negative. This important testing helps to pick up the infection early, preventing further spread, keeping families, friends and school protected from COVID-19. Test packs are available from the school office.
- If your child is a close contact of a someone who has tested positive, please book them in to take a PCR test as soon as possible (unless they have had a positive PCR test in the last 90 days); they can continue to attend school in the meantime as long as they have no symptoms.
As students are likely to have mixed socially during the break, it is really important that they take a lateral flow test prior to returning so that asymptomatic carriers of the virus can be identified. If we work together as a community we can all do our bit to try and keep Covid-19 out of our classrooms this half term.