THURSDAY 20TH JANUARY 2022
Here is the new guidance from last night’s government briefing:
From 20 January, face coverings are no longer advised for pupils, staff and visitors in classrooms.
From 27 January, face coverings are no longer advised for pupils, staff and visitors in communal areas.
From 27 January, staff and pupils should follow wider advice on face coverings outside of school, including on transport to and from school.
MONDAY 17TH JANUARY 2022
Following the new guidance for COVID 19 in schools connected to the surge in new infection, please find below an updated risk assessment and the guidance document from the DfE.
About self isolation
Self-isolation means that you should stay at home and NOT go out. This is because you have either tested positive for COVID-19 or that you share a house with someone who is positive and you are are not double jabbed.
If you return a positive LFT, then you no longer need to book a PCR test. You will now need to start the isolation process.
With a positive LFT you will need to self-isolate for up to 10 days. However, from Monday 17th Jan 2022, if you return a negative LFT on both day 5 and 6 you can end your self-isolation.
For your information: the day your symptoms start, or if you are without symptoms and return a positive LFT, that is classed as Day Zero. Day One is the following day.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) catch-up premium
Use the link below to access our home learning under lock-down pages.
Coronavirus Advice and Information
For the latest NHS advice on the Coronavirus please visit the NHS website here.
Other Advice and Information
You can help to slow the spread of Coronavirus:
- Make sure you and your children follow these general principles to prevent spreading any respiratory virus:
- Wash your hands often – with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or an alcohol-based sanitiser if soap and water aren’t available.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- If you feel unwell, stay at home and don’t attend work or school.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in a bin.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces in the home.
- If you’re worried about your symptoms, please use the NHS 111 website (https://111.nhs.uk/) or call NHS 111 – don’t go directly to your GP or other healthcare environment.
Department for Education Helpline
The DfE have set up a helpline to answer questions about the virus related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline.
- Phone: 0800 046 8687
- Email: [email protected]
- Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)