The guidance for schools should see less disruption for children in the 2021-22 academic year.
However, we would encourage everyone to ensure they regularly wash their hands, wear a mask when required and socially distance from other people in order to reduce the risk of transmission in our school community.
We must try to ensure that COVID is not spread across our community and everyone must act responsibly to ensure this happens.
In line with Government policy our school will remain open unless there is another full national lockdown, a local lockdown or we are advised by Public Health England to close.
This means that all learning now takes place in school.
Close contacts in schools are now identified by NHS Test and Trace and we are no longer expected to undertake contact tracing.
As with positive cases in any other setting, NHS Test and Trace will work with a pupil’s parent to identify close contacts.
Contacts from a school setting will only be traced by NHS Test and Trace where the positive case or their parent specifically identifies the individual as being a close contact.
Please note that no child under the age of 18 can be identified as clinically extremely vulnerable. This means all children should be accessing education at school unless they test positive for Coronavirus.
Department for Education Coronavirus helpline - this helpline has been set up to answer questions about the virus related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline.
If your child tests positive for Coronavirus within 5 days of the end of a school term, you should report the positive test to the school at the earliest opportunity. Public Health England will then advise us whether the rest of the children and staff in the year group will need to isolate.
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Please see below for the latest advice for parents provided by the CENTRAL LONDON COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE NHS TRUST - October 2020