We are looking forward to welcoming everyone back in school tomorrow
The guidance is that testing remains important in reducing the risk of transmission of infection within schools.
We are asking that all our secondary aged students have 2 on-site lateral flow tests, 3 to 5 days apart. The first will be offered on Thursday September 2nd and the second on Monday September 6th. We will only be offering testing to those students we have written parental consent for (from last academic year)
If you wish your child to have these tests, and haven’t already done so, please complete the form which we will share with you.
If you have given consent previously but now wish to withdraw it please ring school.
We will continue to offer twice weekly lateral flow testing on site until the end of September, when this will be subject to a national review.
If you prefer that your child completes the lateral flow test at home we have testing kits available in school – please let us know if you need any. We would be grateful if results from tests completed at home could be emailed to:
Pupils with a positive lateral flow test result should self-isolate in line with the stay at home guidance
. They will also need to get a free PCR test to check if they have COVID-19 to confirm the result.
Whilst awaiting the PCR result you should continue to self-isolate.
If the PCR test is taken within 2 days of the positive lateral flow test, and is negative, it overrides the lateral flow test result and you can return to school, so as long as they don’t have COVID-19 symptoms.
Those with a negative LFD test result can also continue to attend school.
The government guidance is that those students, who are able, wear a face covering on the school transport.
The main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are:
- a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
- a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
- a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal
Please see attached the letter from the local authority detailing the City arrangements.
Start of year letter for parents Autumn 21