Masks to be worn in classrooms
As well as in communal areas due to the change to government guidelines, this will remain the case until the 26th of January, when it will be reviewed by the Government.
We want to help ensure that everyone has a safe Christmas and so are reducing visitors coming on site in the week before the Christmas break. Please continue to follow the Government advice on self-isolation:
What has changed
The self-isolation advice for contacts of people with coronavirus (COVID-19) has changed to reduce the risk of spread to others.
Anyone aged 5 years and over who lives in the same household as someone with COVID-19 and who is not legally required to self-isolate is now strongly advised to take an LFD test every day for 7 days. If any of these LFD tests are positive they should self-isolate in order to protect other people. The public health advice for people with symptoms of, or a positive test result for COVID-19 remains the same for everyone.
For those attending the school performance we ask that guests take a LFD test (unless primary school age and under) before coming to the school. Face masks will need to be worn (unless exempt) and we ask that you follow our hygiene advice. We have significantly reduced the numbers attending the performance and so apologise if you have not been able to get a ticket. I hope you understand that this is to support risk reduction measures.
We continue to ask students to wear face masks (unless exempt) in classrooms as well as communal areas throughout the day. We have given out a significant number of disposable masks which is not environmentally sustainable, so I hope you can support us by ensuring children have reusable masks.
We are planning to test all students using the LFD test before they come back on site in January, as per Government guidance. You will receive more detailed information, including when students should attend, shortly. We will stagger the testing and start times to enable all students to be tested. We will test y11 students on the morning of the 4th January. They will arrive, be tested, and then start their normal school day. All other year groups will be tested throughout the 4th January and will start their school term on the 5th January.
Thank you, as always, for your continued support.
I really do hope you all have a good break when you get there.