Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update - Friday 20th May 2022.
From Friday 1st April 2022, the Government has removed the guidance for staff and students in most education and childcare settings to undertake twice-weekly asymptomatic testing. Given we now know that the risks of severe illness from COVID-19 in most children and most fully vaccinated adults are very low, the Government has removed this advice in England, bringing education into line with wider society. Further details can be read here.
Face coverings are no longer recommended for staff, pupils and visitors.
Directors of public health will continue to advise individual settings experiencing outbreaks.
School attendance is mandatory for all pupils of compulsory school age. It continues to be a priority to ensure that as many children as possible are regularly attending school.
Following the ‘Living with COVID-19’ announcement on Monday 21 February 2022, staff, students and pupils in all mainstream education settings are no longer advised to undertake twice-weekly asymptomatic testing.
From Thursday 24 February 2022, the Government has removed the legal requirement to self-isolate following a positive test. 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:
More detail can be found in the Living with COVID-19 plan.
From Friday 1 April 2022, the Government has:
Guidance specific to education and childcare that settings should now refer to includes:
New and updated UKHSA guidance for the general population, which will also be relevant to education and childcare settings, includes:
For further information, please refer to the DfE's Schools COVID-19 Operational Guidance.
I must reiterate, both I and the Governors of Springcroft Primary School hold the safety and well-being of our children, their families and our staff of paramount importance. Any decision to make a partial or full school closure, the reintroduction of face coverings, individual temperature taking and the one way system may need to be brought back into operation for a temporary period in response to particular localised outbreaks, including variants of concern. This decision will be made based on local and national data, and with the guidance of Public Health England and the Health and Safety Executive
Your continued support and kindness has been greatly appreciated during the past 26 months and we look forward to continuing to work with you.
For the latest information on the COVID-19 positive cases in Staffordshire, please click here.
There are three simple actions we must all do to keep on protecting each other.
WASH HANDS - Keep washing your hands regularly for at least 20 seconds
COVER FACE - Wear a face covering in enclosed spaces, especially where social distancing may be difficult and where you will come into contact with people you do not normally meet.
MAKE SPACE - Stay 2 metres apart where possible, or 1 metre with extra precautions in place.
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