Covid 19 Key Information
Following changes to the government guidance around Covid-19, the Education Hub blog sets out information on the approach to living with Covid and what this means for schools and education settings. From 1 April 2022, routine testing will no longer be expected in all education and children’s social care settings.
In summary, the government says:
- They don’t expect pupils or staff in education settings to routinely test themselves for COVID-19.
- Targeted outbreak testing will be available in residential SEND settings where it is advised by the local health protection team, especially to counteract the risk of closure due to staff absence (no outbreak measures or plans are mentioned for mainstream or non-residential SEND schools).
- From 1 April, anyone with a positive COVID-19 test result will be advised to try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for five days, which is when they are most infectious. For children and young people aged 18 and under, the advice will be three days.
The NHS has updated their webpage on Changes to testing for coronavirus (Covid 19) in England.
Details of our remote education provision can be found here: Remote Learning information
Coronavirus symptoms – advice and links for parents
We ask parents and carers to inform us of any positive case which may impact on the safe running of the school. Further details can be found in the handbook or here: Coronavirus Contact Number
Further information and advice can be found at: Covid-19 response: Living with Covid-19
It is understandable that some children and families may have concerns about mental health, anxieties and pupil wellbeing. Please see our wellbeing resources for more information on how school and home can work together to support our children.