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Covid Catch up Plan

Updated guidance re Covid

Please note we will no longer be wearing masks around the school, or request that visitors do so, unless infection rates increase or if individuals choose to do so.  It is important, however, in order to avoid infection rates increasing in school that we are all vigilant with recognising and acting on symptoms as advised below.  We do recommend that you take a LFT test if you have any of the symptoms.

Changes to Measures and Guidance for Managing COVID-19 in Education and Childcare Settings from Friday 1 April 2022

New Government guidance came into effect on 1st April which states that Covid 19 is to be treated like other respiratory infections.

The guidance says that pupils who are unwell or have a high temperature should stay at home and avoid contact with other people. They can return to school when they no longer have a high temperature and they are well enough to attend.

While testing for Covid is no longer required, if someone does have a positive test, they should stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days (for those aged 19 and over) or 3 days (for those aged 18 and under), which is when they are most infectious. At the end of this period, if they still have a high temperature or feel unwell, they should continue to stay at home until they feel well enough to resume normal activities and no longer have a high temperature (if they had one).

Updated List of COVID-19 Symptoms

The list of COVID-19 symptoms has been updated and now includes:

  • A high temperature or shivering (chills)
  • A new, continuous cough
  • A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste
  • Shortness of breath
  • Feeling tired or exhausted
  • An aching body
  • A headache
  • A sore throat
  • A blocked or runny nose
  • Loss of appetite
  • Diarrhoea
  • Feeling sick or being sick

Covid Vaccinations

Parents and carers of all 5 to 11 year olds can book a COVID-19 vaccination for their child. The national booking service opened for this age group on Saturday 2 April 2022.

Appointments are available in larger vaccination centres and some community pharmacies. Larger vaccination centres also offer whole family appointments so that already eligible adults and older children who are not fully vaccinated can take advantage of the ‘evergreen’ offer and have a vaccination at the same time as their 5 to 11 year old.

Appointments for 5 to 11 year olds who are not ‘at risk’ will also be available at some GP-run sites. If your GP is offering the vaccine, they will contact you. Please do not contact them. Vaccinations are already available for ‘at risk’ 5 to 11 year olds, and children in this age group who live with someone who has a weakened immune system. Until now vaccinations for this ‘at risk’ group of children have been available through GPs and special educational needs schools but parents and carers will be now able to book their vaccination through the national booking service when that opens for 5-11s. To book a COVID vaccination for all eligible age groups please visit the NHS national booking service or dial 119.

Thank you for your support in helping us to manage infection rates in school and in turn enabling us to keep the school functioning as normal.

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