I hope that you are enjoying the fabulous weather. Today, I have been informed of three students who have reported positive test results (two students in year 8 and one in year 10). I anticipate that we will find more positive cases between now and the end of term.
Whole bubbles are no longer being routinely asked to stay at home but we are continuing to monitor the situation and are working closely with Public Health and the Local Authority. Under procedures for Step 4 of the Government roadmap, schools are no longer involved in the contact tracing process. Your child may be contacted by NHS Track and Trace if they are identified as a close contact with instructions to isolate.
Unless you have been specifically asked to self-isolate, all students should continue to attend the school as normal and can carry out all other activities in line with national guidance and following all safety measures which have been put in place.
All adults and children aged 11 plus are advised to take part in twice weekly LFT home testing, and we would strongly advise that this continues. Any positive results should be reported to the NHS.
What to do if you develop symptoms of COVID 19
If you or your child develops symptom of COVID-19, they should remain at home for at least 10 days from the date when their symptoms appeared as advised in https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance
Anyone with symptoms can request a test via https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-getting-tested.
Further information is available at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
Mr Emmanuel Botwe