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National Lockdown - Guidance for Schools

The Government has released guidance about the impact on nurseries, schools and colleges, of the new  national lockdown to commence in England at 12.01am tomorrow Thursday 5 November 2020.

 

The guidance can be found at:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/education-and-childcare-settings-new-national-restrictions-from-5-november-2020#schools

 

Nurseries, schools and colleges are to remain open to all pupils and students. Children and young people over 11 years of age are recommended to wear a face covering to and from school  and in public areas indoors at school. However, many children with SEN are exempt.

 

Some pupils and students who are still deemed to be clinically extremely vulnerable are recommended to stay at home during the lockdown. This is guidance, not mandatory. All other pupils and students including those who are clinically vulnerable and those who live in a household with clinically extremely vulnerable people should still attend school.

 

If you are planning to keep your child at home, please inform the child's teacher or the school office. Remote learning opportunities will be provided in this instance. If your child is remaining at home during lockdown, a member of class staff will be in touch with you weekly to check that the child is safe and well.

 

Please remember that children must not attend school if:

They have COVID symptoms

They have tested positive to COVID

They live in a household where another member has COVID symptoms or a positive COVID test

You have been told by NHS Test and Trace to isolate

 

In each of these situations except the last, all household members must self isolate. Please check the isolation requirements on the Gov.Uk Coronavirus web page.

 

Always:

Wash hands frequently with soap and running water for at least 20 seconds

Observe good respiratory hygiene - Catch it - Bin it - Kill it

Wear a face covering

Stay 2 metres apart from other people who do not live in your household.

Obey the guidance and laws on the national lockdown

 

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