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COVID-19


We rely on you as parents to comply with our controls and also to follow government guidance outside of school in order that the risk of bringing COVID into school is significantly reduced. This guidance will outline the key principles set out in the Government guidance and the control measures that will mitigate risk. We aim to include as much as we can at this point, but we need to bear in mind that guidance and circumstances can change frequently and at short notice. We will update this document with any additional information as time goes on.


Masks/Face Coverings

As many of you will be aware, COVID-19 is on the rise and our North East region is now subject to a partial lockdown. Due to the increased risk, from Monday 21st September, face masks will be mandatory for all our KS3 pupils at the following times:

  • Entry and exit of the school building
  • In corridors
  • During assemblies in the school hall.
  • On school transport to and from school.

We kindly request that pupils wear a suitable and sensible fabric face mask or a disposable facemask. Please ensure that all facemasks are stored in a named, resealable plastic bag. If you are unable to purchase a facemask for Monday, school does have a limited supply of disposable masks available. As for those children with a medical condition (e.g. asthma) who are exempt from wearing a facemask please contact the school office. 


If anyone in your household is  displaying any one of the following symptoms then your child  must not come to school and the person displaying symptoms should book a COVID test.

  • A high temperature
  • A new cough where you keep on coughing. This means coughing a lot for more than an hour or three or more episodes of coughing in a day
  • Losing or there being a  change to your sense of smell or taste

The fastest way to get a test result is to go to a testing site. Individuals will need a pre-booked appointment or they will not be given a test. People can also order home test kits to be sent directly to them. To book an appointment or order a home kit, please visit:

https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test

If you are unsure whether you need to take a test, click on the link below for advice from the NHS

https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19/

If anyone in your household takes a COVID test, your child must not come back to school until the school office has been informed of a negative test result.

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