Coronavrius - COVID-19
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As you will be aware, the government has changed to a ‘living with Covid’ strategy across the country and this has now filtered down into the guidance we have received as a school.
Therefore, as from April 1st, we will be following the new guidance alongside all of the other schools in the Tarka Learning Partnership:
Regular asymptomatic testing is no longer recommended in any education or childcare setting.
Children 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.
Positive Test Result
Children and young people aged 18 and under, with a positive COVID-19 test result should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 3 days.
Children should come back to school when they feel well enough to resume normal activities and they no longer have a high temperature.
Setting of Work
Due to the reduced isolation period and the main reason for students not being in school is due to illness (i.e. they have symptoms), there is no longer a requirement for schools to set specific work for students to complete. If your child is able to complete any work, we recommend that they complete any outstanding homework on Seesaw.
It is possible that the school, in cooperation with local and national health agencies, may have to take additional measures including sending pupils home in the event of a significant outbreak. In this event pupils would be supplied with remote learning programmes.
Ventilation, Cleaning Protocols, Handwashing, Sanitising etc.
Our current systems and protocols, with regards to reducing the transmission of COVID and any other respiratory infections, will continue as they currently stand.
Most of the specific COVID-19 guidance for education and childcare settings will be withdrawn from GOV.UK on Friday 1 April. The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) will publish new guidance in the coming days; we will share any further updates from this.
Newport Community School Primary Academy are working closely with the Trust to ensure a sensible, proportionate responses to the advice given to schools by the Government and Public Health England.
Please find useful links below and copies of relevant policies.