In line with the updated guidance from the Prime Minister this weekend we are requesting that parents, carers and visitors wear face masks in the school building and in communal areas outside when it is busy. As our numbers of positive cases have begun to creep up we are asking that parents follow the local guidance where possible.
Our most recent Local Authority Guidance states:
There is a higher risk of a child testing positive if a person in their household has tested positive. If there is a positive person (e.g. Parent or sibling) in your household we are recommending that your child or children stay at home:
- If your child has symptoms or develops symptoms on day 1 or 2, they should get a PCR test
- If they don’t have symptoms, they should get a PCR test on day 3, 4 or 5 after their household
member started with symptoms (or took their test if they had no symptoms)
- If this test is negative, the child can return to school and complete LFT tests for the remaining
isolation period of the household contact
- If the child develops symptoms at a later date, they must stay home and PCR test again
This applies to primary and secondary age children. PCR test kits and LFT test kits can be ordered online.
Any pupil who has tested positive for COVID-19 via a PCR test within the past 90 days are exempt from this. Parents and carers who still want their child to continue to attend school have the right for them to do so.
As we enter the winter period and as rates across Doncaster are high, we are aware there may be additional guidance from the local authority around group gatherings, therefore tickets for concerts and events planned this term will be released once we have received confirmation that this remains possible.
As always if you have any concerns or questions please contact your Childs’ crew leader, teacher or phase leader for further information.