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East Stour Reopening

      8th March 2021  East Stour Primary School, South Willesborough

    We are so excited to welcome you all back on the 8th March.

    In order to comply with the revised government guidance we are reissuing our protocols and FAQs. There are small changes to government expectations so please read the guidance carefully.

    Below is the key information and some reminders that outline some of the measures in place to prevent transmission. Much of this information you will have seen before when we reopened in September last year, but we know it is helpful to have some reminders when so much has happened over the past few months. It may also be helpful to speak to your child/ren about what the return to school will be like. We wish to reassure you that safety will always remain our top priority and we will continue to review and update our risk assessments and these plans, in line with government or local authority guidance.

    • Pupils, staff and other adults must not come into the school if they have Covid-19 symptoms (a new, continuous cough, a high temperature or a loss of or change in their normal sense of taste or smell-anosmia) or if they have tested positive in the last 7 days
    • Pupils, staff and other adults must not come into school if a member of their household has Covid-19 symptoms. They are advised to self-isolate for 10 days from when the symptomatic person first had symptoms or until a test result is received
    • Pupils, staff and other adults should self-isolate for 10 days if they have been in close contact with someone who develops coronavirus (COVID-19)
    • All members of the school community should book a test if they are displaying symptoms. All children can be tested, including children under 5, but children aged 11 and under will need to be helped by their parents/carers if using a home testing kit
    • Other members of the household (including any siblings) must self-isolate for 10 days from when the symptomatic person first had symptoms, until the test result is received
    • The school should be informed immediately following the results of a test
    • We will work with the local health protection team (PHE) to guide actions following a positive test

    For more information please see the attached documents below.

    Published: Tuesday 9th March 2021