Following the Prime ministers announcement on 27.11.21 the Department of Education has issued an update. (28 November – Coronavirus – Important update to all education and childcare settings and providers on the Omicron variant)

We are therefore asking that face coverings are worn in communal areas in all settings by staff, visitors and pupils or students in year 7 and above, unless they are exempt. 

Pupils or students (in year 7 or above) should continue to wear face coverings on public and dedicated school transport, unless they are exempt. 

We would also continue to encourage staff and students to test twice weekly using lateral flow device (LFD) tests.