Can we remind parents that the DfE issued the following arrangements for all pupils who are identified as a close contact of someone with COVID?
Daily testing for close contacts of COVID-19
People who are fully vaccinated, or children and young people aged between 5 and 18 years and 6 months, identified as a close contact of someone with COVID-19, should take an LFT test every day for seven days and continue to attend their setting as normal, unless they have a positive test result or develop symptoms at any time.
Our local COVID advice community team have advised that tests can be ordered online, collected from a local pharmacy or picked up from the library or sports centre.
We are working together to minimise the impact of COVID infections and to keep the school operating as normal.
However, we do need to ensure we are protecting staff against potential infection that could cause staffing shortages and closure of bubbles.
Thank you for supporting us with this.