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St John's CofE Primary School

Nurturing potential within a Christian ethos


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.