As you will be aware the Government have made changes to the self-isolation guidelines. It is great that after two long years, we are moving towards reducing the restrictions, however as a community we must be mindful of the impact COVID will still be having within Oldbrook and in our school.
As of Thursday 24th February, the Government removed the legal requirement to self-isolate following a positive test. However, adults and children who test positive will continue to be advised to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for at least 5 full days, and then continue to follow the guidance until they have received 2 negative test results on consecutive days. In addition, the Government will no longer ask fully vaccinated close contacts and those aged under 18 to test daily for 7 days, and remove the legal requirement for close contacts who are not fully vaccinated to self-isolate.
Although these are now guidelines rather than legal requirements, we hope that parents and carers will choose to adhere to these guidelines. This will help to ensure that our staff remain Covid-free and therefore able to continue to provide high quality education to your children. The school can refuse any pupil attending to protect other pupils and staff from possible infection where a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 is present. The school communities support will hopefully allow us to avoid a situation where a year group would need to close due to staffing levels.
Members of our school community, will all feel differently about the changes in restrictions and therefore it would be appreciated if parents, carers and family members who come onto the school grounds continue to wear masks to help reduce the risk of transmission. Thank you in advance for your continued support.
Thank you for your continued support in following our schools arrangements to minimise the spread of COVID-19.
Please note the following:
Please wear a mask when entering the school site at morning drop off and pick up.
If returning from overseas travel, please click on the following link for up to date guidance - link
Individuals arriving in England from red list countries must follow the red list rules.
Thank you for working in partnership to keep our community safe.
A whole school risk assessment and action plan has been produced and agreed by the Governing Board to ensure that measures are in place in line with Government and the Department of Education guidelines for the academic year 2021 -2022. These measures are in place to try to reduce the transmission to families and the wider community however there is still an unknown level or risk which we cannot control. The procedures and processes are to be followed by the whole school community which are linked to the risk assessment which can be found below.
Please note that if your child displays any signs of COVID-19:
- A high temperature (this also includes feeling hot to touch on the chest or back).
- A new continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours.
- A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different than usual.
Then they will need to take a PCR test (Tests can be booked here.) and self-isolate until the results area available. If you have recently travelled abroad please telephone school and check the updated information for self-isolation before returning your child back to school.
Thank you for your continued support.
Mr Hopkins - Headteacher
Mrs Haines - Chair of Governors
Anti-Bullying Week is coordinated In England and Wales by the Anti-Bullying Alliance and takes place from 15 to 19 November 2021 and it has the theme One Kind Word. The week will begin in school with Odd Socks Day on Monday 15th October which is supported by CBBC and CBeebies star Andy Day and his band Andy and the Odd Socks. Please share the video below with your children.
School Opening Information September 2021 - 2022
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Government updates for parents in relation to COVID-19 including internet safety can be found here - updates