As of 1 April 2022 the general public (including those attending education settings) will no longer be able to access free PCR tests. LFD devices should also not be used. We will now be following the national guidance below:
- Children and young people who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and avoid contact with other people.
- They can come back to school when they no longer have a high temperature, and they are well enough to attend.
- For those who have tested positive before the new rules started:
- Children with a positive COVID-19 test result should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 3 days, which is when they are most infectious. This means most children who have previously tested positive will return to school on Monday, unless they are still unwell with a high temperature.
Due to the change in guidance, children will only be off school when they are unwell and so we will no longer be setting work on Google Classroom for children to complete. All the systems will remain in place should the national guidance change. If your child needs to isolate for any reason, please speak to the Academy Admin staff who will organise work, with the teachers, for your child.
To report a positive case of COVID-19, please call the Academy Admin Centre on 01908 503870 or 01908 506899, or email email@example.com
When reporting a positive case, please include the dates of when symptoms started, the date of a positive lateral flow test result and the date of a positive PCR result if applicable.
Further information and guidance for parents and carers from uk.gov
Please follow the links below for further guidance:
Latest parent guidance:
What parents need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges during COVID-19:
Supporting your child's remote education during coronavirus (Covid-19):
Latest general guidance:
How to get tested:
Mental Health support:
Resources for children dealing with Coronavirus
A Friendly explanation to what is Coronavirus for Nursery, Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1:
A friendly explanation to what is Coronavirus for Key Stage 2:
A child friendly social story:
Catch it, bin it, kill it:
Child friendly Gruffalo-style story:
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