WEEKLY COVID UPDATE (March 2022)

Following the announcement by the Prime Minister last week that COVID restrictions are being reduced, I want to outline for you how the school intends to manage this as safely as possible.
We are in a time of transition and further guidance is due out on 1st April, so, until that time, we will be asking everyone to do their best to try and prevent passing on the virus.
Isolation:  Although isolation is not compulsory, we are asking the following (until 1st April) :
  • If your child is showing COVID symptoms, they should not attend school
  • If possible, they should get a PCR test to confirm whether they are positive
  • Please do not bring them back to school, until they have tested negative with an LFD test twice over two days
If a child in school is showing COVID symptoms, we will contact the parents and ask that they be taken home as a precaution.
We are giving the same advice to staff.
Testing:  As school staff, we are no longer being asked to do twice weekly lateral flow tests unless we develop Covid symptoms. However, we are recommending that both staff and children may want to continue to test weekly for the time being, whilst we lift the restrictions in school. However, this will be the individual’s preference.

Enfield advice is for families and staff to keep ordering lateral flow test kits via the Gov.uk online route in order to keep testing as required, while they are available. Here’s the link to this: https://www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-rapid-lateral-flow-tests

COVID UPDATE – February 2022

From 24 February the Government will:

Remove the legal requirement to self-isolate following a positive test.

Adults and children who test positive will continue to be advised to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for at least 5 full days and then continue to follow the guidance until they have received 2 negative test results on consecutive days.

No longer ask fully vaccinated close contacts and those aged under 18 to test daily for 7 days, and remove the legal requirement for close contacts who are not fully vaccinated to self-isolate.

COVID 19 Risk Assessment – Stepping Down Measures – April 2022 Update No.25