Happy New Year to you all. Firstly, thank you ever so much, on behalf of the whole staff team, for sending in so many delightful Christmas gifts and treats for us at the end of term. We were overwhelmed with your kindness and generosity at such a busy time of year. Thank you!
I hope that you have all had a happy, safe and restful Christmas break. We are really looking forward to welcoming the children back to school on Wednesday 5th January 2022.
Yesterday, schools across the country received the latest Government Guidance around keeping schools open, while managing the risk of Covid-19 in schools. For primary schools, very little has changed from last term. Please see attached our revised risk assessment, detailing how we as a school will respond in-line with the latest guidance. All COVID related documents are also available on the school’s website.
Essentially, we will continue with much the same precautions that the staff, parents and children have been used to since the start of the academic year.
We would respectfully ask that you continue to help us to keep the whole school community safe by adhering to the current government guidance (links to this are on the school’s risk assessment).
A summary of the precautions we continue to take in term 3 are as follows:
Any member of the school community who is displaying symptoms of Covid-19 will isolate until they have received the results of a PCR test. If positive, there will be a 7-day isolation period advised by Track and Trace.
New guidance states that anyone with a positive result should take an LF test on Day 6 and Day 7 and can end isolation if both tests produce a negative result, meaning that they can return to school on Day 8. The tests must be taken 24 hours apart.
As in terms 1 and 2, if a member of your household tests positive for Covid-19, we advise for all members of the household to take a PCR test and isolate until the result is retuned. If negative, your child can return to school. This is purely advisory and is completely at the discretion of parents / carers.
Please contact school using email@example.com if your child is unwell with symptoms of Covid-19, has tested positive or has been in close contact with someone who has tested positive and is obtaining a PCR test. The class teacher will be in touch to arrange remote learning if your child is well enough to access it while isolating.
Finally, if there is anything you are anxious about or would like to talk through, please do not hesitate to contact us at school from tomorrow (Tuesday 4th January). The staff and I are very much looking forward to welcoming you all back on Wednesday, with a New Year spring in our step!
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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