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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Preparing for the wider opening of schools 

Please find below the relevant documents which outline the detailed reopening plans of the school.

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How to prevent the spread of COVID-19

Social Distancing

The best way to prevent infection and spread of COVID-19 is by practising social distancing. Stay at least 2 metres away from people who do not live in your household or who are not part of your social (Year or Form Group) bubble.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8O53Fd3vFec

Hand Washing

The best way to prevent infection and spread of COVID-19 is by practising good hand hygiene and regularly washing your hands with soap and water. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=7&v=seA1wbXUQTs&feature=emb_title

Using alcohol-based hand sanitizers is also a good way to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The school has hand sanitiser in all classrooms. Staff and students must sanitise their hands when entering/exiting the room.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=7&v=4xC-_7ZiQoY&feature=emb_logo

Wearing a Facemask

A fabric mask can act as a barrier to prevent the spread of COVID-19. However, it must be used correctly and always combined with other measures to protect you effectively. All staff and students must wear a facemask inside school in communal areas such as corridors, toilets and the dining hall. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=13&v=9Tv2BVN_WTk&feature=emb_logo 

Symptoms of COVID-19

If you or your family have any of the symptoms listed below you must stay at home and arrange a test as soon as possible.

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back; 
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual);
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal.

I have these symptoms so what should I do now?

If you or someone in your household has a high temperature (37.8 C or higher) and either a new continuous cough and/or loss of taste or smell, then please follow the procedures outlined below:

The New Rules on Self Isolation

Individuals are no longer required to self-isolate if they live in the same household as someone with COVID-19, or are a close contact of someone with COVID-19, if any of the following apply:

  • they are fully vaccinated
  • they are below the age of 18 years and 6 months
  • they have taken part in or are currently part of an approved COVID-19 vaccine trial
  • they are not able to get vaccinated for medical reasons

Instead, they will be contacted by NHS Test and Trace, informed they have been in close contact with a positive case and advised to take a PCR test

The latest information:

Updates on COVID-19

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Guidance for educational settings 

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus/education-and-childcare

Latest Department for Education information

https://twitter.com/educationgovuk

https://www.facebook.com/educationgovuk/

Most frequently asked questions

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention