Update 14/10/20

Dear Parents and Carers, 

As half-term approaches it’s important to remind everyone to remain informed of the latest Government travel guidance.

The list of countries with exemption is continuously changing, check the list:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-travel-corridors#travel-corridors-countries-and-territories-exemption-list

Any staff or children who travel outside of the approved travel corridor must self-isolate at home for 14 days on their arrival back into the UK:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-how-to-self-isolate-when-you-travel-to-the-uk/coronavirus-covid-19-how-to-self-isolate-when-you-travel-to-the-uk

Please note you may also have to self-isolate when you arrive at their destination, so it’s important everyone checks the advice given before-hand.

Update 5/10/20

Letter for parents about COVID-19 symptoms

Public Health England have produced a letter to parents which explains when a person requires a coronavirus test and what the main symptoms of coronavirus are.

The intention of the letter is to support both teachers and parents in answering some of the questions parents may have around testing.

You can view the letter here.

Update 1/10/20

The ‘Hands. Face. Space.’ campaign urges everyone to continue to wash their hands, cover their face and make space to control infection rates. The NHS has released a ‘Hands. Face. Space.’ video that may be a useful resource when communicating the importance of wearing a face covering on transport directly to children and young people.

Rule of 6 Applies from Monday 14 September 2020

From 14 September, new laws prohibiting social gatherings of more than six people come into effect in England. The new ‘rule of six’ simplifies and strengthens the rules on social gatherings, making them easier to understand and easier for the police to enforce. It means that – apart from a set of limited exemptions including education and work – any social gatherings of more than six people indoors or outdoors will be against the law.


Extension of self-isolation period to 10 days

The self-isolation period for people that have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) or that have received a positive test result has increased from 7 to 10 days.  Testing is available to anyone who has symptoms of COVID-19, whatever their age. Tests are free and can be requested through a single portal on GOV.​UK


Quarantine after Overseas Travel

The government is advising against all non-essential travel to certain countries based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.  People returning from those countries to the UK are required to self-isolate for 14 days.  If you travel overseas after 18 August, it is essential you check https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out whether you are required to self-isolate.  If you are, your child MUST stay away from school for 14 days from the first day of your return to the UK. 

Further information: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/what-parents-and-carers-need-to-know-about-early-years-providers-schools-and-colleges-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak