COVID-19 and FAQs
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Frequently Asked Questions on Testing and Returning to School
- Clinically Extremely Vulnerable pupils
We have been advised that “Clinically extremely vulnerable children and young people should not attend school or other educational settings, because the risk of exposure to the virus in the community is now very high. Your school or college will make appropriate arrangements for you to be able to continue your education at home”. If you have a letter to say that your child should be shielding, please contact Julie Barker (school nurse) firstname.lastname@example.org. We are waiting to hear from the LocalAuthority for a list of these pupils so your support in confirming this would be appreciated.
- Individuals who have tested positive in the last 90 Days and LFD testing
Pupils who have tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 90 days are exempt from taking part in LFD screening. If someone in the household has tested positive but your child hasn’t, then they are not exempt.
If, however, a pupil/ parent chooses for their child to continue to be part of the LFD screening even though they have tested positive in the last 90 days, they can. If a result were to be positive from an on-site LFD test, the pupil and the household would need to isolate for 10 days immediately.
When using the home-testing kits in the future, a positive LFD results in:
- NHS PCR test needing to be booked
- The individual and household isolating for 10 days from the point of a positive LFD result
If your child has tested positive in the last 90 days and you would like your child to be exempt from the LFD screening, please don’t send them to school for their first test slot. Please tell your child to say at the registration desk that they are exempt from future tests in school when attending tests with the rest of their group.
- LFD screening is voluntary
If you do not wish your child to take part in the LFD screening tests, please do not send your child in for their first test slot. Any pupil without consent will not be tested. You do not need to inform us of this directly. We may well be in contact during the first week to check that this is your preference and that there hasn’t been an issue with access to the consent form.
The government is strongly recommending that pupils wear a face covering at all times in class, as well as when moving around internal areas of the site. As a school we will be encouraging this.
Government guidelines state that only those who have a physical or mental impairment or disability should be exempt. We are therefore asking that if parents do not want their child to wear a mask in the classroom for any of the above reasons, they should inform the school by completing this form by March 8th CamVC: wearing of mask. After this date, please provide any updates to your child’s year team.