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Coronavirus Information


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As you are aware the government recently made changes to their plans for managing Covid and school guidance has been updated accordingly.

From 24 February, the Government will:

•     Remove the legal requirement to self-isolate following a positive test. Adults and children who test positive will continue to be advised to stay at home and avoid contact with other people. After 5 days, they may choose to take a Lateral Flow Device (LFD) followed by another the next day - if both are negative, and they do not have a temperature, they can safely return to their normal routine. Those who test positive should avoid contact with anyone in an at risk group, including if they live in the same household.

Whilst there is no longer a legal requirement for people with coronavirus (COVID-19) infection to self-isolate, if you have any of the main symptoms of Covid-19 or a positive test result, the Public Health advice is to stay at home and avoid contact with other people. The guidance is clear that pupils should not attend the setting if they have symptoms and this includes Pre-school pupils.

Therefore, the school has decided:

•    If your child has Covid symptoms, you should check with a Lateral Flow Device (LFD) and isolate.

•    If positive, they should isolate for 5 days following the first symptoms.

•    Ideally, if you can do a Lateral Flow Test on days 5 and 6 and subsequent days until 2 clear tests are achieved, that would help to keep the virus in check.

For pupils who display symptoms whilst at school, our current procedures remain the same where you will be expected to collect them.

Face coverings and 2 metre distancing are no longer advised for staff and visitors around the school. This will be reviewed in light of an outbreak and restrictions will be brought back in.

Going forward, we have re-introduced school assemblies. Pupils are mixing more beyond their classes at break and lunchtimes. As of next week, we will have lunches together in the school hall and re-introduce indoor sports clubs. We hope to have a Friday evening Activity Club before the end of term if possible. 


Should you child be off school for any length of time and they are well enough to do so we would like to continue to offer learning. The best way the teachers can provide this by them setting work through google classrooms.


Updated Mach 17th 2022