Last Update: 4th January 2022
As per DfE regulations the school is currently open to all pupils and we are striving to run all operations as normal. However, we do have certain Covid-19 measures in place, as we look to protect the children and the wider community from the ever-changing risks of Covid-19.
Our letters to parents and carers sent out on 4th January 2022 regarding updated covid measures can be found below.
When cases of Covid-19 are identified in the school and they meet the reporting threshold, these are reported to the Worcestershire County Council Local Outbreak Response Team ("LORT"). The LORT then advise the school on necessary actions to take. When there are numerous cases within a class, we may request families of our pupils to undertake testing to enable the school to remain open.
Practically the key differences that pupils and their families will notice are:
- Mask-wearing regulations, as announced on 8th December 2021 by the Government, are being followed. Face masks are mandatory in all communal areas for staff and visitors
- We require all parents and visitors to site to wear face-masks in outdoor parts of the school
- Contact between pupils and adults from different Year Groups is being minimised
- Specific playtime and lunchtime arrangements for Year Groups of children
- Only having single Year Groups in assemblies. This includes continuing with the 'safe' holding of class assemblies for parents provided circumstances allow.
- Social distancing notifications remain visible around site
- A continued, strong, daily focus on excellent hygiene practices
- Should children display any symptoms associated with Covid-19, we are requesting that a PCR test is undertaken
- When children are identified as contacts of a positive case, we ask all families to follow the Government guidance to undertake seven consecutive days of LFTs
- Where children are isolating and are well enough to continue with their learning, resources are available on the Home Learning Site
We will continue to keep everyone updated through our usual communications or additional phone/text messages where urgent information needs to be relayed.
The latest requirements and guidance from UK Government can be found here.
Worcestershire County Council support is available through the Here2Help scheme
Should you have any specific concerns then please contact the school office team.