COVID-19: Living with COVID-19 Key Information for 2021-2022
The focus is now on controlling the spread of respiratory infections including COVID-19. Therefore as a school we will continue to:
- ensure good hygiene for everyone including “Catch it, bin it, kill it” and hand washing
- Maintain appropriate cleaning regimes including frequently touched areas
- Keep occupied spaces well ventilated – fresh air flow and use of ventilation monitors
Adults and children who have symptoms of a respiratory infection including COVID-19 should follow UK HSA guidance. Children and young people who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and avoid contact with other people, where they can. They can go back to school, college, or childcare and resume normal activities when they no longer have a high temperature and they are well enough to attend.
Pupils with symptoms of COVID-19 are no longer advised to get a test. Pupils who have symptoms of COVID-19 should follow UK HSA guidance about when they should stay at home. Where a pupil is not attending because they have symptoms of COVID-19 or have had a positive test, schools should record this using Code I (illness) unless another more appropriate absence code applies. Schools can continue to use the sub-code I02 to record illness due to suspected COVID-19 although they are not required to do so.
Please see below our Parent Protocol for the Summer Term 2022:
New government guidance from Friday 1st April 2022
- Any person with symptoms of a respiratory infection, including COVID-19, and a high temperature or who feels unwell:
Try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people until you feel well enough to resume normal activities and you no longer have a high temperature. Children can return to school, college or childcare when they no longer have a high temperature and they are well enough to attend.
- Children/young people (18 and under) with a positive COVID-19 test result:
Try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 3 days.
- Adults with a positive COVID-19 test result:
Try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days.
- In case of any absence from school, please follow our normal absence procedure:
Call or email the school office before 9.30am on each day of absence, with clear details of the reason for your child’s absence.
- Regular asymptomatic testing:
This is no longer required in any education or childcare setting.
- You can continue to help reduce the risk of transmission:
Wear a face covering in enclosed/busy spaces and regularly wash/sanitise your hands.
- Mereworth Risk Assessment Latest Guidance Update January 2022
- Parent Protocol Spring Term January 2022
- Mereworth Contingency Coronavirus Outbreak Management Plan January 2022
- Mereworth Risk Assessment January 2022
- Mereworth Contingency Coronavirus Outbreak Management Plan September 2021
- Mereworth Risk Assessment 2021-2022
- Parent Protocol Autumn Term 2021
To view COVID-19 measures for previous academic years, please click the link below:Previous Academic Year COVID-19 Protective Measures