We are aware of the rising cases of COVID in the community and felt it pertinent to include the most up-to date advice from the Department for education.
Since March 2022 when the final Covid-19 restrictions were lifted; the UK Health and Security Agency (UKHSA) has advised that COVID should be managed like other respiratory infections, such as flu.
COVID presents a low risk to children and young people. This, combined with high vaccination rates in the population, means there are no longer specific rules relating to COVID-19 in schools, colleges, childcare and other education settings.
There are no requirements for children to test for COVID, unless instructed by a health care professional. If your child does have a positive test then the guidance is to:
try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for three days.
I must reiterate that this is guidance only. We would like to keep disruption to schooling to a minimum, therefore would request that children come to school unless they are unwell. The school will not be providing ‘home learning’ activities unless there are exceptional circumstances and it has been agreed by Mrs Flight.