23 February 2022
Dear Parents / Carers
Hope you are well and had a lovely half term break.
I am sure you are aware by now that on Monday 21st February, the Government removed the guidance for staff and students in most education and childcare settings to undertake twice-weekly asymptomatic testing.
However, staff and students of secondary age and above in SEND settings, alternative provision settings, and SEND units within mainstream settings or equivalent in further education colleges are advised to continue twice-weekly testing. (SEND and specialist settings: additional Covid-19 operational guidance- February 2022).
This is because we have closer contact with our students and is our best safety measure to identify cases quickly in a smaller environment.
Therefore, we would ask you to explain this to your child and continue to ask them to twice weekly test at home. We also have facility to test at school.
From Thursday 24th February, the Government will remove the legal requirement to self-isolate following a positive test. Adults and children who test positive will continue to be advised to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for at least 5 full days, and then continue to follow the guidance until they have received 2 negative test results on consecutive days.
Thankyou, for your support in this and all matters.