Please check the latest national and school advice regularly. (This page was last updated on 22.05.23)
Changes to measures and guidance for managing COVID-19 in education settings from Friday 1 April 2022
Please find below the new Government guidance ‘Living with Covid’ which comes into force today.
Free COVID-19 tests will continue to be available for specific groups, including eligible patients and NHS staff.
Tests can be purchased from chemists and supermarkets.
People with the symptoms of a respiratory infection, and who have a high temperature or feel unwell, should 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.
Feeling Unwell with 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 when they no longer have a high temperature, and they are well enough to attend.
Positive COVID-19 Test
Adults with a positive COVID-19 test result should 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 is 3 days.
Anyone who is already isolating can transfer to these new guidance timings from 1st April, which also means that there is no longer a requirement to test on day 5/6 to return to school.
If you have any questions please contact the school office. Thank you for your continued support in trying to keep everyone safe.
We are asking all children, parents/carers and staff to follow this advice to help prevent any possible spread of the virus within our school.
Ways to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19
Wash your hands more often than usual, for 20 seconds using soap and hot water.
Hand washing is particularly important after coughing, sneezing and blowing your nose, or after being in public areas where other people are doing so.
Use hand sanitiser if you do not have access to soap and water.
We currently have plenty of stock of hand washing materials for all children and staff to use.
Sneezing & Coughing
To reduce the spread of germs when you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue, or your sleeve (not your hands) if you don’t have a tissue.
If you use a tissue, throw the tissue away immediately.
Wash your hands or use a hand sanitising gel after sneezing/coughing.
We have tissues and soap available in classrooms, toilets and kitchen areas but would be happy for parents/carers to provide children with their own pack of tissues.
Clean and disinfect regularly touched objects and surfaces using your regular cleaning products to reduce the risk of passing the infection on to other people.
We have implemented an enhanced cleaning regime, particularly around high risk areas such as desks, lunch tables, keyboards/mice, door handles etc. We have stocked up on the required cleaning products/materials.
We will continue to make use of the following methods to communicate any updates and/or changes to children/parents/carers:
- Text Message Service
- School Website – specifically this page
- School website - Class pages
The school email address firstname.lastname@example.org will continue to be monitored on a daily basis.
To aid communication please could parents/carers ensure we have the most up to date phone & email contact details.
The following external links provide access to useful information on COVID-19 Coronavirus:
NHS Coronavirus Information:
Public Health England Advice:
Department of Education Resources for Parents
Online Teaching Resources to support children with Special Educational Needs: