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COVID 19 Updates

UPDATE 05/01/2022

We have recently received new guidance from the government following changes to self-isolation and testing. Please see the updates below along with the new risk assessments the school will be using. 

 

Isolation

The self-isolation period for people who record a positive PCR test result for COVID-19 has been reduced to 7 days unless you cannot test for any reason.

Pupils who are positive for COVID may now take lateral flow tests on day 6 and day 7 of their self-isolation period.

The first test must be taken no earlier than day 6 of the self-isolation period and tests must be taken 24 hours apart. This also applies to children under 5.

If both these test results are negative, and your child does not have a high temperature, they may end their self-isolation after the second negative test result and return to school from day 7.

 

Testing

To help keep all of our staff and pupils safe, we would be really grateful if all children could take a lateral flow test before their return to school. If anyone tests positive, they should self-isolate and follow the guidance above.

 

Daily testing for close contacts of COVID-19

People who are fully vaccinated, or children and young people aged between 5 and 18 years, identified as a close contact of someone with COVID-19, should take an LFD test every day for seven days and continue to attend their setting as normal, unless they have a positive test result or develop symptoms at any time.

 

This means that any child who has a positive case in their household CAN come to school as long as they take daily lateral flow tests for 7 days and are negative themselves.

Children under 5 who are a close contact DO not need to do daily lateral flows and can come to school as normal.

Please contact us if your child has tests positive. 

 

Continued measures on school grounds

All parents, visitors and staff should wear face masks when on the school premises. Staff will not be wearing these whilst teaching and children in primary settings DO NOT need to wear masks.

All meetings will be held virtually for now. If you need to speak to someone please get in touch and we will make an appointment to speak to you over the phone.

I understand the guidance and constant changes can be worrying and confusing. If you need any advice or are unsure about what to do, please get in touch.

 

We have 2 risk assessments.

 

The main risk assessment can be found here Main COVID Risk Assessment

 

In the event of an outbreak the school will change procedures in school following advice and guidance from Tameside Public Health department.

The outbreak measures can be found here. COVID19 risk assessment -Outbreak management Jan 22 V1

 

 

UPDATE 29/11/21 

We have received a letter from Tameside public health this afternoon. You can see a copy here. Due to the higher numbers of cases of COVID 19 in our community and the national changes due to the new variant, we have been advised to make a number of changes to allow us to keep everyone as safe as possible.

I have summarised the changes to make it as easy as possible for us all to follow and we will be implementing these with immediate effect.

• All parents, visitors and staff should wear face masks when on the school premises. Staff will not be wearing these whilst teaching and children DO NOT need to wear masks.

• All pupils in KS2, who live with someone who has tested positive for COVID 19, need to do daily lateral flow tests before coming into school for 10 days. (Children in KS1 and EYFS do not need to do this). The office staff will advise this when you report a positive result to us.

• Take anyone with COVID-19 symptoms for a PCR immediately. If you or your child are newly unwell, get a PCR test also.

• Families are encouraged to take part in twice weekly lateral flow testing. This is only for adults unless the child is in KS2 and a direct contact of a positive case.

I know this can be a little confusing and concerning so please if you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us.

2021/22 Academic Year Measures

As you will have heard, there will be a number of changes to school life in September 2021.  Unfortunately, COVID 19 is not going anywhere, this is an illness that we will have to learn to live with for a while. However, the easing of restruictions and the measures in place will allow us to attempt to return to some kind of normality in school.

 

I have tried to break down what you and your children can expect school life to look like in September. in the letter below. Whilst most things will be back to normal, we will still need to have some measures in place to continue to keep us all safe and happy.

 

Please see a Whole school letter which was sent out at the end of the academic year. 

Whole School Letter 20721

 

You will find a copy of the school risk assessment here:-

Covid 19 Risk Assessment - Step 4 September 21

Covid 19 - Primary School Staff LFD Testing

 

 

The following risk assessments will be used, as advised by Public Health, if there is an outbreak:

 

Covid 19 - Primary Schools Wider Reopening March 2021 Addendum

Covid 19 - Risk Assessment - Schools September 2020 full opening

 

Please see below the latest guidance.

 

DO NOT attend school if you have Covid-19 symptoms, please contact the school office for advice tel: 0161 330 7220 during school hours or if you need to inform us of anything Covid related over a weekend or of an evening,  please email:admin@lyndhurst-primary.co.uk  and we will endeavour to get back to you as soon as we can.

Covid-19 Symptoms are, at least one of: a high temperature; a new continuous cough; a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste.

For more information see: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms/

For children self-isolating Home Learning Packs will be posted home and further work communicated by class dojo or on the school website. For more information go to our Home Learning section.

 

How do I get a test for Coronavirus / CV-19?

Please click here to find out how to book a Coronavirus / CV-19 test

 What do I do if I have just come back from travel abroad?

Please check the Government website for travel advice this list the countries you need to quarantine from on return to the UK. Please may we remind you that holidays in term time are not permitted.

Further Guidance Coronavirus / CV-19

Latest Guidance for Schools: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/guidance-for-schools-coronavirus-covid-19

Testing and Tracing for Coronavirus: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing-and-tracing/

 

You will find a copy of the school risk assessment here:-

Covid 19 Risk Assessment - Step 4 September 21

Covid 19 - Primary School Staff LFD Testing

 

 

The following risk assessments will be used, as advised by Public Health, if there is an outbreak:

 

Covid 19 - Primary Schools Wider Reopening March 2021 Addendum

Covid 19 - Risk Assessment - Schools September 2020 full opening