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COVID-19 and Home Learning

Remote education provision: information for parents

This information is intended to provide clarity and transparency to pupils and parents or carers about what to expect from remote education where national or local restrictions require entire cohorts (or bubbles) to remain at home.

For details of what to expect where individual pupils are self-isolating, please see the final section of the document linked at the bottom of this page.

Covid-19 from September 2021

From September the guidance around self-isolation has changed.

Individuals are not required to self-isolate if a member of their household or a close contact tests positive if they meet any of the following criteria:

  • they are fully vaccinated; or
  • they are below the age of 18 years and 6 months; or
  • they have taken part in or are currently part of an approved COVID-19 vaccine trial; or
  • they are not able to get vaccinated for medical reasons.

If a family member tests positive, we would advise testing other children in the household, before sending them into school. If any member of your household tests positive for Covid, we would appreciate it if you could let the school office know.

If your child has symptoms they will be sent home / remain at home and should go for a PCR test. They should remain at home until the results of the test come back.

If a member of staff has been in contact with a class whilst having symptoms and then receives a positive test, we will inform the parents of children in that class. We will also inform parents of a class where a child tests positive.

Anyone who receives a positive test result should not be in school from the first day of their symptoms and should self-isolate for 10 days.

In line with current guidance for schools, the other children in the year groups do not need to self-isolate and the classes can remain open. However, please do be especially vigilant for signs of any illness and do not send your child into school if they are unwell. You may wish to take your child for a PCR test if you have any concerns.

Should there be an outbreak of 5 or more cases over a 10-day period, further control measures may need to be introduced.

If a child tests positive, and they feel well enough, work will be set by the class teacher on Google Classroom. Please inform the office if your child is well enough to complete home learning activities. For more details on our Home Learning Policy please download the following document: Samuel Lucas School remote education provision – information for parents.pdf