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COVID-19 School Arrangements

Information from April 1st 2022 

 

New or changed guidance is in red. 

 

Symptoms

The Government advice continues to outline that any children or adults who are showing symptoms of COVID-19 (high temperature, cough or loss of taste or sense of smell) should not enter the school. They should self-isolate where possible. If any children begin to show symptoms in school, we will continue to inform parents immediately and your child will need to be collected from school. 

 

 

If a child or young person aged 18 or under tests positive for COVID-19, they should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 3 days. This starts from the day after they did the test.

 

If an adult has a positive COVID-19 test result, try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days after the day you took your test.

 

As testing stops, staff and children should remain out of school if they feel ill, especially if they have a high temperature. People should return to school when they feel well.

 

Home testing

The guidance has changed and routine testing has now been stopped.

 

Face Coverings

These are no longer required but staff can continue to wear them in communal spaces if they choose to do so. Visitors and parents will no longer be required to wear masks indoors unless they choose to do so. 


Class organisation
The current guidance removes the need to maintain small bubbles. Nursery and Reception classes will be mixing again, and in all other years, we work in year groups.


Year groups will be allowed to mix in the playground.  We will continue to run assemblies through a mix of zoom and face to face meetings.  


Hygiene
Pupils will be supported to maintain good hygiene measures including:
•    Handwashing on entering and leaving school as well as regular use of handwashing or 6% alcohol hand sanitiser throughout the day
•    Using the ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’ routine for coughs and sneezes
•    Cleaning continues to be of a high standard and done regularly

 

Ventilation
Classrooms need to be well ventilated.  Pupils can bring in an extra jumper if they feel that they need to. 

 

Further information can be found in these Government documents: 
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-sets-out-next-steps-for-living-with-covid

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/people-with-symptoms-of-a-respiratory-infection-including-covid-19

https://educationhub.blog.gov.uk/2022/03/30/living-with-covid-the-end-of-routine-testing-in-schools-colleges-and-childcare-settings/

 

Travel to England rules


When you travel to England, you do not need to:

  • complete a UK passenger locator form before you travel
  • take any COVID-19 tests before you travel or after you arrive
  • quarantine when you arrive

 

This applies whether you are vaccinated or not.

 

It includes people who are transiting through England.

 

Other countries may have rules about what you need to do to leave the country to travel to England. You should check travel advice for the country you are travelling from.

How to stay safe 

 

You can keep up to date with the latest information here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-travel-corridors#countries-and-territories-with-no-self-isolation-requirement-on-arrival-in-england

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