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Covid-19 Plans for Returning to School

September 2021

 

  • Rapid Testing

All staff will still be required to test themselves twice a week.  Those with symptoms are also expected to order a PCR test.  Tests are to be taken 3-4 days apart.

 

  • Confirmed Cases

Following government guidelines, children under the age of 16 are not expected to isolate.  Adults who have been double vaccinated are nor required to isolate unless they display symptoms.  If there is a confirmed case within a classroom, staff and families will be advised to take a LFT and reminded of the symptoms they must look out for.  The academy will seek advice from Public Health England when there are 5 confirmed cases or 10% cases within the academy.

 

  • Site Safety

The wearing of face coverings is currently optional.  Parents and carers will be encouraged to maintain social distancing on the playground.

Staggered start and finish times will remain in place for EYFS and KS1 to reduce the number of adults on the site.

One way systems will remain in place to help reduce cross over of people.

All visitors and staff will be asked to sanitise their hands on entry to the academy building.

Rooms will be ventilated throughout the school day.

 

  • Academy day

Pupils will be reminded about the importance of hand washing and will be encouraged to continue to wash hands frequently.

Hand sanitiser will be available around the academy and in all the classrooms and communal areas.

All staff members will be responsible for the cleaning of communal areas to help reduce the possible spread of Covid-19.

Assemblies will resume and the children will be encouraged to have spacing between them.  Parents will be invited to assembly. 

Lunch times will be staggered to reduce the number of pupils in the hall at any one time.

Pupils will be asked to wear their PE kits to school on PE days.

 

If you have any further questions please speak to a member of staff.