1st April 2022
Our Annie productions are in full swing this week and they are a joy to behold! There is still availability for tickets tonight and tomorrow evening if you want to come and see the show. Just turn up to buy tickets. It really is very good; I've been singing "Easy Street" to myself all week!
No partial closures planned for next week
At the moment, staffing looks set to be manageable from Monday, and so we are not currently planning to close any year groups next week. It may be that there are new absences from Monday, but we cannot close year groups now because there may be absence, but only because there is confirmed absence. As such, we expect all pupils in from Monday, 4th April and we will review on Monday if the situation worsens again. Thank you for your support with this and for bearing with us as we have dealt with staff illness.
You will have seen Mr Waterfield's email yesterday about face coverings next week. We think it would be wise to recommend that students have a face covering in school and wear it when in larger gatherings indoors. We will continue to ensure good ventilation, as always and there is plenty of hand sanitiser available. The choice about whether to wear face coverings sits with the individual.
From the 1st April, national COVID restrictions are lifting even further. The saliva testing programme has come to an end as of yesterday so please do not bring in samples from Monday.
Schools are no longer handing out LFD tests as of today and routine testing with these has also come to an end.
As of today, the guidance for schools and families is as follows:
• adults with the symptoms of a respiratory infection, and who have a high temperature or feel unwell, should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people until they feel well enough to resume normal activities and they no longer have a high temperature
• children and young people who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and avoid contact with other people. They can go back to school, college or childcare when they no longer have a high temperature, and they are well enough to attend
• adults with a positive COVID-19 test result should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days, which is when they are most infectious. For children and young people aged 18 and under, the advice will be 3 days
You can read more here: Government sets out next steps for living with COVID
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