COVID-19 Updated Guidance for Parents

(Updated September 2021)

Dear Parents /Guardian

Before the summer holidays we wrote to you outlining the steps that the Department for Education (DfE) had advised education and childcare settings to take to move to step 4 of a full reopening.

Some key points from this included:

  • Bubbles will not need to be used in schools from the autumn term.
  • As with positive cases in any other setting, NHS Test and Trace will work with the positive case to identify close contacts. Contacts from a school setting will only be traced by NHS Test and Trace where the positive case specifically identifies the individual as being a close contact. Instead, children will be contacted by NHS Test and Trace, informed they have been in close contact with a positive case and advised to take a PCR test.
  • Staff will continue to take regular tests twice weekly.
  • Face coverings will no longer be mandatory for staff and visitors either in rooms or in communal areas.
  • Continuation of good hygiene practices and ventilation in classes etc.

In respond to the new guidance, we have reviewed our Covid-19 policy. Please click here to view it.