Covid-19 Update 19.7.21

Dear parents and carers,


As I am sure you are aware, there has been an increase in Covid-19 cases in the community in recent days. This coincides with changes that take effect today to the Government guidance for schools and so I would like to clarify the current situation:


  • A child must not attend the school if they, or somebody they live with, is symptomatic of Covid-19.

  • Parents or carers must notify the school if a child, or household member, tests positive following an LFT or PCR test.

  • If a staff member or child tests positive following a Lateral Flow Test, they will still be required to self-isolate and seek a confirmatory PCR test.

  • If a child or staff member tests positive following a PCR test, they will still be required to self-isolate for 10 days.

  • If a child is a close contact of somebody that tests positive following a PCR test, they will need to isolate but only if told to do so by NHS Test and Trace.

  • The school will no longer be required to ask close contacts to self-isolate and whole class 'bubbles' will not be sent home to isolate for 10 days in the event of a positive case.

  • The school may be asked to continue to assist NHS Test and Trace with identifying close contacts for the remainder of this week.