UPDATE 27th November 2021
The government continues to manage the risk of serious illness from the spread of the
virus. The Prime Minister announced on 27 November 2021 the temporary introduction of
new measures as a result of the Omicron variant. These measures are precautionary,
while the variant is tracked and assessed; a temporary recommendation on
the wearing of face coverings in communal areas and changes to
isolation requirements for confirmed and suspected cases of the Omicron variant and
their contacts. This advice remains subject to change as the situation develops.
Please download our policy STM – December 2021 – Parent Guidance
Please see our Site Operating procedure – December 2021 update- P2L – COVID – Site Operating Procedure
If your child has any Covid symptoms (https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms/), please keep them at home, and arrange for them to be tested and inform us as soon as possible. If the test is positive we will need to inform the Public Health England team and Ofsted. Please rest assured the Government guidance is very clear on confidentiality and all information will be handled sensitively.
OUTBREAK MANAGEMENT PLAN
All education and childcare settings should continue to ensure good hygiene for everyone, maintain appropriate cleaning regimes, keep occupied spaces well ventilated, and follow public health advice on testing and managing confirmed cases of COVID-19.
The Government’s roadmap guidance on moving to Step 4 set out how restrictions have been eased across society, including in education and childcare settings. We need to continue to proceed with caution and find the right balance between protecting public health and living with Coronavirus (COVID-19) as more of the population is vaccinated.