We would like to begin by wishing everyone a very happy New Year.

The DFE have issued some changes to the guidance for schools.

From the 5th Jan we ask that all secondary pupils, that are able to, now wear masks in classrooms as well as communal areas.

We are also strongly encouraging everyone to take twice weekly lateral flow tests with all secondary students taking a lateral flow test before returning to school tomorrow.

The results of these tests should be reported to school by email to pupiltest@bankview.liverpool.sch.uk and to  NHS Test and Trace .

Could we ask that any positive results are also emailed to c.pattison@bankview.liverpool.sch.uk and j.gelling@bankview.liverpool.sch.uk

We will be offering on site testing tomorrow (5.1.22) for those students whose parents have given consent. We have resent the form via parent app.

We will offer tests to secondary students weekly on a Monday morning until the end of January.

If your child has been identified as a contact of someone with COVID-19 – whether Omicron or not – they should take a lateral flow device (LFD) test every day for 7 days instead of self-isolating. This results should also be emailed to school and NHS Test and Trace.

Please let school know if you need any further test kits.

We look forward to welcoming everyone back in school tomorrow.