Coronavirus Updates/School Reopening Information for Parents & Carers

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21st October 2021

Dear Parents and Carers

Update on Covid guidance and procedures

As a school, we continue to be informed by a range of sources, including Trafford Local Authority, regarding our responsibility to follow current Covid guidance and this is summarised below:

  • Face coverings

As recently communicated, all pupils must bring a face covering to school and wear it in communal areas, including corridors.  It remains the responsibility of the pupil to bring a face covering to school.

  • Routine LFD asymptomatic testing

Your child should continue testing twice a week at home throughout the October half-term school holiday and take a test on the Sunday evening before returning to school in November. Please register results on the NHS Test and Trace website/app as positive, negative or void.

Your child will bring home a new box of home test kits this week, which will see them through into next half-term. Please check if your child has received this. If you require more home-testing kits you can order more online through or collect from your local pharmacy.

  • Positive PCR test of a household member

Please note that the guidance has recently changed and your child does not need to isolate whilst waiting for PCR results if not showing symptoms.  If a member of your household tests positive, please follow current guidance:

  • Start daily LFD testing as soon a member of the household has tested positive
  • Have a PCR test as per national guidance
  • Only attend school if the daily LFD is negative
  • Household contacts do NOT need to stay at home until they receive their PCR test result
  • Continue to LFD test for a period of 10 days even if the PCR is negative
  • If a child develops Covid symptoms or returns a positive LFD test, they must start to self-isolate and go for a PCR test immediately

Thank you for your ongoing support.

Mr L McConaghie


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


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