St Gregory the Great Catholic School

A Catholic School which champions each and every student

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 hereHelp 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.

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 Frequently Asked Questions.pdfDownload
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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

Email:   DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk

Opening Hours:  8am to 6pm Monday to Friday

Where to find the latest information:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance

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. 

https://www.loom.com/share/040b244d898a4bf38e226caf3b521932

Password: Oxfordshire

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 COVID-19 Parent Pamphlet.pdfDownload
 Coronavirus - A Book for Children.pdfDownload
 COVID19 Advice for Parents and Carers.pdfDownload
 Guide for Students on Coronavirus.pdfDownload
 Full Guidance on Staying at Home and Away from Others.pdfDownload
 Coronavirus - How to Support your Child.pdfDownload
 Coronavirus - Your Child's Screen Time.pdfDownload
 Coping with Self-harm Brochure.pdfDownload
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 How to Support Home Learning.pdfDownload
 Resources for learning and reading online.pdfDownload
 TSE - Helpful and Unhelpful Worries.pdfDownload
 TSE - Stress.pdfDownload
 TSE - Stress Bucket.pdfDownload
 TSE - Stress First Aid Kit.pdfDownload
 RCPCH Covid19 Advice for Parents when Child Unwell or Injured.pdfDownload
 Helping Someone Else.pdfDownload
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