COVID-19 Information updated March 2022
Our priority remains the safety and wellbeing of everyone in our school community, however, and we would hope that we would all continue to act sensibly and considerately in the interests of everyone’s health. Secondary school students are now no longer expected to test twice a week but, if your child does develop symptoms associated with Covid-19 we would urge you to continue to test them for the virus. Tests will be free of charge until 1st April so do request them from the NHS or your pharmacist if you need them.
If your child does test positive for Covid-19, we would ask that they continue to self-isolate for at least five days and only return to school after having two negative lateral flow tests on consecutive days. Whilst doing so is no longer the law, it is very sensible practice and helps us minimise the risk of Covid-19 spreading in the school. If we are all careful and considerate, we can, we hope, minimise the risk of the virus circulating amongst us. If your child does test positive and will be absent from school please, as usual, call the Absence Line on 01243 865892 advising us of the date of your first positive test.
If your child is between 12 and 15 years old and have not received their vaccination, they are available via the NHS and further details on how to book online are on this link Book or manage a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination - NHS (www.nhs.uk).