Updated Guidance 4.9.2021


Dear Parent/Carer,

Following updated guidance from the Department for Education many procedures will now be returning to pre covid routines but please be assured that we will still be vigilant about hand washing etc, as listed below.


Procedures still in place


  • Hand washing and use of sanitiser before entering and leaving the class
  • Use the ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’ approach;
  • Maintain appropriate cleaning regimes, using standard products such as detergents;
  • Keep occupied spaces well ventilated; so doors and windows will be open at all times.
  • Staff will continue to undertake LFD tests twice a week and report results to school.
  • Reception and Y1, initially on their own playgrounds during play and lunch times.

Procedures changing

· The DfE no longer recommend that it is necessary to keep children in consistent groups or ‘bubbles’.

· Children can mix at lunch and break time.

· Assemblies can restart and initially will be for KS2 in the hall and whole school for awards assembly on Fridays.

· Face coverings will no longer be advised for pupils, staff and visitors either in classrooms or in communal areas

· All children start at 8:45

· All Reception (YR) and Y1 children finish at 3:15pm and 12:40 on Fridays.

· All KS2 and Y2 children finish at 3:25pm Monday to Thursday and 12:50 on Fridays.

· After School Clubs and Breakfast club will be able to accommodate any children once arrangements have been finalised and before the end of September.

Reporting Covid Symptoms and Positive PRC Tests

In order to keep children, parents, staff and the community safe

  • Double vaccinated adults and children under the age of 18 will no longer have to self-isolate if they are a close contact of a positive COVID-19 case but they will be advised to take a PCR test.
  • Children displaying covid symptoms should stay at home and isolate for 10 days.
  • Remote learning will be available for any child having to isolate.
  • There is a new Dfe update for parents which will be placed on our website but can be accessed via the link below:
  • https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/what-parents-and-carers-need-to-know-about-early-years-providers-schools-and-colleges-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak/step-4-update-what-parents-and-carers-need-to-know-about-early-years-providers-schools-and-colleges
  • Schools will need to create a Contingency ‘outbreak’ plan in case 5 children or staff, who are likely to have mixed closely, test positive for COVID-19 within a 10-day period; or 10% of a group. If this occurs the specific group may have to isolate.



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