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Brackenbury Primary School

Part of the
Brackenbury, Kenmont and Wendell Park
Partnership

Coronavirus Information

 

Coronavirus Information

COVID-19 School Risk Assessment

A copy of the schools COVID Risk Assessment can be viewed here:Coronavirus Risk Assessment

What to do if your child has COVID  - Isolation Guidance

The Prime Minister recently set out the end of legal restrictions in England related to Covid. There are significant changes for schools:

From Thursday 24 February 

  • Self-isolation for people who test positive for Covid will end but they will still be advised to stay at home and avoid contact with others for at least five full days
  • Routine contact tracing will end

 From Friday 1 April 

  • Free mass testing will end
  • People with Covid symptoms will be asked to exercise personal responsibility when deciding whether to stay at home.

These announcements have obvious implications for everyone, but schools in particular. Whilst we welcome the return to normality, we have a duty of care to all pupils and staff. In removing restrictions, the Government has placed great emphasis on personal responsibility so when deciding whether your child should attend school, please use the same judgement as you would for any infectious condition.

In line with the Government’s document Living with Covid-19, we will continue to adopt safer behaviours to reduce the risk of infection:

  1. Ensuring school remains well-ventilated
  2. Allowing face coverings to be worn if an individual so wishes and asking visitors to our site to wear a face covering.
  3. Encouraging personal responsibility by asking those unwell to stay at home to reduce infection rates
  4. Encouraging everyone to wash their hands regularly

Therefore, as the guidance states any child with symptoms of Covid should not be at school and should get tested.   The school would expect all children who have tested positive to stay at home while they are infectious.   Many people will no longer be infectious to others after 5 days. Parents may choose to test their child using an LFD test from 5 days after symptoms started (or the day the test was taken if your child did not have symptoms) followed by another LFD test the next day. If both these test results are negative, and your child does not have a high temperature, they can safely return to school.

If your child’s day 5 LFD test result is positive, you can continue taking LFD tests until they receive 2 consecutive negative test results.

How to safely return to school before 10 days

 

Behaviour Policy Assendum

A copy of the schools COVID Behaviour Policy Addendum can be viewed here:Covid Addendum to Behaviour Policy

Continuity of Education and Remote Learning Plan

In the case of a year group lockdown, and your child (and their year group bubble) having to self-isolate at home for 5-10 days, we have prepared for the children to be able to continue learning online.

Further details can be found within our Continuity of Education Plan. Information and Support for parents and pupils in relation to Remote Learning can be found on our Google Classroom page .

COVID-19 Catch Up & Recovery Funding

 Please see our dedicated website page for information about how we use this funding.