COVID-19 UPDATE

September 2021

We have undertaken rigorous Risk Assessment (RA) to respond to the pandemic. 

The full Risk Assessment can be found via the link at the bottom of the right hand column and has been approved by Health and Safety. 

Please see our school's Guide to School Changes in Response to Covid-19
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Guide to School Changes in Response to Covid-19

In summary we are:

  •  Minimising contact with individuals who are unwell by ensuring that those who have coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms, or who have someone in their household who does, do not attend school.
  • Cleaning hands more often than usual - wash hands thoroughly for 20 seconds with running water and soap and dry them thoroughly or use alcohol hand rub or sanitiser ensuring that all parts of the hands are covered.
  • Ensured good respiratory hygiene by promoting the ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’ approach.
  • Cleaning frequently touched surfaces often using standard products, such as detergents and bleach.
  • Minimising contact between pupils by adopting a one-way system around the school that adheres to 2 metre social distancing.
  • Ensuring new routines are embedded with all staff and pupils and are regularly reviewed.
  • Pupils only use the outdoor spaces that have been designated to them
  • Staff and pupils participate in twice weekly LFD testing following national guidelines (recommended for 11 years and over).
    We encourage you to log your results here: https://www.gov.uk/log-test-site-covid19-results

Further information is available at www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19

We would also like to remind you that should your child display symptoms of COVID-19 a COVID-19 test should be sought.
Please ensure you update school with the results of these tests.
Under no circumstance should pupils attend school if they are displaying symptoms or tested positive for COVID-19.

Risk Assessment for Schools

Lateral Flow Test Update

The Government announced that all secondary aged pupils will be offered regular asymptomatic COVID-19 tests to take at home twice a week.

Tests are free of charge and pupils will initially receive three packs (three tests in a box) with a leaflet on how to take the test and how report the result.

Pupils will be given tests to take home on a regular basis

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Staying Safe at St. Hild's

Please watch the video to the right that highlights some of the procedures that are in place to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spread.

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Information for Parents and Carers - Information and Guidance

The latest guidance Parents and Carers during the Coronavirus-Covid-19 outbreak can be found here.
(Updated 27th September 2021)

The Hands. Face. Space.’ campaign urges everyone to continue to wash their hands, cover their face and make space to control infection rates. The NHS has released a Hands. Face. Space.’ video that may be a useful resource when communicating the importance of wearing a face covering on transport directly to children and young people.

Further information on face coverings can be found in our guidance on transport to school and other places of education: 2021 to 2022 academic year.

We have updated our guidance for parents and carers to reflect the end of National Restrictions on 2nd December and how these settings should operate under the local restriction tiers.

We have updated our guidance on what parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges to clarify the position under the local restriction tiers.

Information for parents and carers of children at:

  • registered childcare providers (including nurseries and childminders)
  • primary and secondary schools (including independent schools, maintained schools, academy trusts, free schools and special schools)
  • colleges (for the purposes of this guidance ‘colleges’ means publicly funded sixth form and further education colleges, independent training providers and special post-16 institutions)

We have updated our guidance for parents and carers of children attending out-of-school settings to clarify the position under the local restriction tiers for:

  • after-school clubs
  • holiday clubs
  • tuition
  • community activities
  • other out-of-school settings for children and young people aged 5 and over
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