Whole school risk assesment
Temporary reintroduction of face coverings in classrooms
It is recommended that pupils wear face coverings in classrooms, unless they are exempt. Staff may also wear face coverings if they wish. This is a temporary measure that will be reviewed on Jan 26th.
Students and staff must continue to wear face coverings in communal areas and corridors, unless they are exempt.
Covid 19 Contact Testing
As of 14th December 2021, "a new national approach to daily testing for contacts of Covid-19 is being introduced (including until the end of this term).
All adults who are fully vaccinated and children aged 5 to 18 years and 6 months, identified as a close contact of someone with Covid-19, whether Omicron or not, should take a lateral flow device test (LFD) every day for 7 days. You do not need to self-isolate.
- If you are notified by NHS Test and Trace as a close contact, all eligible staff, pupils and students should:
- Take an LFD test each day for 7 days and report the results through the national online reporting system and to the school.
- Continue to attend school if the LFD test is negative.
- Self-isolate and order a PCR test to confirm the result if the LFD test is positive.
- Self-isolate for 10 days if the PCR test is positive.
- If the PCR test is negative, you no longer need to self-isolate but should continue to carry out the remainder of the daily LFD tests.
Anyone over the age of 18 years and 6 months who is not vaccinated, must self-isolate in line with the government guidelines if they are a close contact of a positive case.
It is important that you inform the school immediately if your child is showing any of the following symptoms:
- high temperature
- new and continuous cough
- loss or change to their sense of smell or taste
In these instances your child should self-isolate and our absence procedures should be followed.
Information on the changes to the self-isolation period for individuals who test positive for COVID-19
From 17th January 2022, the minimum period of self-isolation for positive cases is to be reduced to 5 full days.
- Staff and students who are self-isolating with COVID-19 are able to reduce their isolation period after 5 full days, if they test negative with a lateral flow device (LFD) test on both day 5 and day 6 and they do not have a temperature. If you test negative on the morning of day 5 and the morning of day 6, you can return to school on day 6.
- The first test must be taken no earlier than day 5 of the self-isolation period, and the second must be taken the following day. All test results should be reported to NHS Test and Trace.
- If the result of either of the tests is positive, you should continue to self-isolate until you get negative results from two LFD tests on consecutive days or until you have completed 10 full days of self-isolation, whichever is earliest.
If you are quarantining or self-isolating as per government guidance then your child will be expected to attend their lessons virtually. Your child will be able to access all their lessons live via the DPR portal, see below for more information.
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school. Additionally, if you are experiencing any challenges due to COVID-19, please get in touch with your child’s Head of Learning or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our very best to support you.
Home Learning Resources
When logging in for home learning, your child must use their usual log in details to log into RM Unify following the link below. This will be the same login they use at school.
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