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Coronavrius - COVID-19

If you need to contact us please use our email: admin@newportprimary.devon.sch.uk we will get back to you as soon as possible. 

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: 

Testing 

  • Regular asymptomatic testing is no longer recommended in any education or childcare setting.  

Symptoms 

  • 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Most of the specific COVID-19 guidance for education and childcare settings will be withdrawn from GOV.​UK on Friday 1 April.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.