COVID-19 | News and Information
Update on Testing
We have now successfully tested on site all year groups three times. Students have been given two packs each containing three tests along with a leaflet on how to take the test and report the results. There is also a useful video to show you how to take the test here. Help and support is available here, including instructions in different languages on how to test and report the results and a video showing you how to take the test. There is no need to keep used test equipment after the test result has been reported. You can put it in your normal bin (household waste). This does not replace symptomatic testing. If you have symptoms, you should self- isolate immediately, book a PCR test and follow national guidelines.
If anyone tests positive you, your household, any support bubbles you are part of should self-isolate immediately in line with NHS Test and Trace guidance for 10 days. You need to report your result to both NHS Test and Trace and to us via this Google Form . You should order a confirmatory PCR test if you are testing at home. If the result of the test is unclear (void) you should do another test. Negative and void results should be reported to both NHS Test and Trace and the school.
A negative result does not guarantee that you are not carrying the virus. So, you should continue to follow social distancing, and other measures to reduce transmission such as wearing a face mask and regularly washing your hands and observing social distancing. If you or anyone in your household gets symptoms of the virus you should follow national guidelines on self-isolation and testing.
Please see file below for frequently asked questions.
The Government has a dedicated helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education.
Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:
Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening Hours: 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday
Where to find the latest information:
CAMHS have kindly shared the attached video with us to support parents and carers in supporting their child's mental health during COVID-19. If families have any concerns relating to mental health, please do contact us and will ensure that we put you in contact with the right person in school.
Other Useful Links
- 111 Service
- General Information
- Washing your Hands
- Travel Advice
- Self-isolation Chart
- Managing Feelings about Lockdown Easing
- How can I support someone's mental health during the Covid-19 outbreak? (time-to-change.org.uk)
- Coronavirus | Mind, the mental health charity - help for mental health problems
- Looking after your mental health during second lockdown (charliewaller.org)
- Year 10 12-week Online School Motivational Program (covering motivation, mindset, wellbeing, time-management, structure and strategy).
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