Whilst removal of restrictions is now in place, Covid 19 remains with us across our community. It is important that the remaining guidelines are followed by us all to protect those most vulnerable and to minimise disruption to face to face learning in school for our children.
The aim this year is to maximise the number of children in face to face education and minimise disruption. We want our children to be able to have as near-normal an experience at school as possible and are excited about seeing them all again.
Isolation is no longer required for those who have been double vaccinated (14 days after 2nd dose) or those aged under 18 in the following circumstances:
- If identified as a close contact
- If in a household where another householder has tested positive or is symptomatic
However, test and trace may recommend that contacts as described above have a PCR test.
Isolation is required:
- For all individuals who are symptomatic (they should get a PCR test as soon as possible)
- In the case of a positive LFD test while you await a PCR result
- Those with a positive PCR result (for ten days following 1st positive test or for ten days from onset of symptoms)
- Those who have not been double vaccinated, are over 18 and have been identified as a close contact
Control measures and risk assessments
To support high levels of attendance, we retain the control measures recommended by the Department for Education to reduce the risk of spread of Covid-19. These are enhanced levels of cleaning, increased ventilation, promoting hand and respiratory hygiene, testing (where appropriate and advised) and the management of positive cases. Please read our current risk assessment below.
If you have any question please contact the school office.
Covid Risk Assessment
Test and Trace Support Payment
You might be able to get some financial support if you’ve been told to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace, or you’re the parent or guardian of a child who has been told to self-isolate. If you’re eligible for either the Test and Trace Support Payment or a discretionary payment, you’ll receive the £500 payment in addition to any benefits and Statutory Sick Pay that you receive currently.
The Department for Work and Pensions Household Support Fund
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has established a new £500 million Household Support Fund to help the hardest-hit families and individuals with daily needs such as food, clothing and utilities. The fund is being run by Local Authorities in England, who are best placed to identify and help those children and families most in need.
You can find more information on support for vulnerable families over winter. Further details on the Household Support Fund will be available on DWP’s website in due course.
Further Information from Bradford Council
The Council has produced a useful Self Help Booklet that covers everything to do with COVID. If you would like a paper copy of this please ring school.