New government guidance is now in place for schools and from Monday 6th September, the following procedures will be in place:
We wanted to share some key information regarding Covid-19 procedures and school routines. Any updates to this information will be updated on the weekly newsletter. Please read this information carefully.
-If your child has symptoms (or anyone in their household) they still need to isolate and do a PCR test. These can be booked through the NHS Test and Trace website or by calling 119.
-If your child has a positive LFT they should isolate until the results of the PCR test is received. If this is negative, they can stop self-isolating. If the PCR is positive, they must isolate and NHS Test & Trace will be in touch with parents. Please keep school informed in all cases. Please see this link for more information:
-Schools are no longer being asked to conduct routine contact tracing. If we do have a positive case in your child’s year group we will inform parents and NHS Test and Trace will work with the parents or carers of the positive case to identify close contacts.
-Normal drop off times and collection times will resume. Nursery doors open at 9am, end of the day collection is 3pm. Reception to Year 2, doors open at 8.50am and children collected at 3.15pm. KS2 children, doors open at 8.40am and children collected at 3.20pm.
-Any visitors to the school will be asked to wear a face covering. Parents should wear a face covering on the playground OR keep a 2metre distance from our staff.
-We reserve the right to amend our school restrictions in the case of high community transmisison.
In addition to this, Cheshire East have stipulated (on a letter to parents dated 12th October) that where one individual tests positive, children and young people from that household who attend Cheshire East schools or college should:
- Limit their social contacts
- Arrange for a PCR test and they should not attend school or college for a minimum of 5 days
- If the test result is positive the person should self-isolate as required by law