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St John's CofE Primary School

Nurturing potential within a Christian ethos

COVID-19

On Monday 19th July the Government announced that all measures in schools will be relaxed from this point onwards.  At the time of writing the Government has stated the following:

 

  • The system of “bubbles” will come to an end
  • The NHS Test and Trace system will take responsibility for contact tracing for nurseries, schools and colleges
  • From 16th August, under 18s will only have to self-isolate if they test positive for Covid-19
  • A pupil who has been in close contact with someone with Covid-19 will be advised to take a PCR test instead In addition, from 19th July, it will no longer be necessary to stagger start- and finish- times in schools
  • From the same date face coverings will no longer be needed and social distancing will no longer be necessary

 

School will keep some measures in place namely:

 

  • Ensuring good hygiene for everyone (this includes hand and respiratory hygiene)
  • Maintaining appropriate cleaning regimes
  • Keeping occupied spaces well ventilated
  • Following public health advice on testing, self-isolation and managing confirmed cases of COVID-19
  • Supporting any member of the school community who wishes to wear a face covering. 

 

At all stages since the outbreak of COVID-19, the school has undertaken and updated a number of risk assessments to ensure that the school environment is as safe as possible for everyone.

 

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