From Monday 1 November we will be implementing the following additional measures in school, in line with the advice from NCC: 

Testing for household contacts: Where a family member has tested positive for COVID we will be advising that all household members should arrange a PCR test and undertake a daily LFD test. This is so that any subsequent positive cases can be quickly picked up and for self isolation to begin as soon as possible. School will continue to distribute test kits as needed. 

Face coverings: All staff, and students will be advised and encouraged to wear a face covering in communal areas of school including corridors and halls. We would appreciate it if you can provide your child with an appropriate face covering for their return to school after half term. 

Reducing mixing: We already have a timetable structure which minimises the amount of movement and mixing that happens during the school day. We will continue to monitor this and make further adjustments should we feel that this is required. 

The letter issued on 29 October, can be read in full here