Coronavirus Updates/School Reopening Information for Parents & Carers

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Updated Government guidance 24th February 2022

Notification of a positive case (either LFD or PCR)

  • Advise pupil to follow government guidance to ‘stay at home and avoid contact with other people’
  • Children and young people should not attend their educational setting whilst infectious
  • After 5 days they may choose to take a LFD followed by another the next day. If both are negative they can safely return to school. Regardless of LFD result the pupil can return to school after 7 days

Suspected Positive Case – no notification to school

  • The legal requirement to self-isolate has been removed. Therefore there is no legal requirement to inform the school if a child is positive.
  • However, encouragement for parents/carers to follow government guidance and undertake a test if they have symptoms.
  • If a child is clearly unwell in school advice is to follow the same protocols as you would normally with regards to contacting parents/carers etc.

 

Face coverings – change to guidance as from 20th January 2022

As from 20th January 2022, face coverings are no longer recommended in classrooms and teaching spaces for staff, visitors and pupils. Face coverings are still recommended on corridors and in indoor communal areas.

From Thursday 27th January 2022, face coverings are no longer recommended in communal areas for pupils. We will be fully supportive of any pupil who wishes to continue to wear a mask in a classroom or communal area.

 

Please see the most recent Dean Trust ‘Full Opening of Schools Risk Assessment’ for updated and weekly updates that apply directly to Ashton on Mersey School.

 

Covid19 Policies and Documents

Remote Learning Information

Useful Links

Click here to see the guidance for families for supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing

Click here to see Children’s guide to Coronvirus

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