Information for parents on new measures in response to the identification of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 in the UK…
On Saturday 27 November, the Prime Minister announced new temporary measures following the emergence of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 in the UK. The new measures will be introduced as a precaution to slow down the spread of the variant while we gather more information. We will continue to keep this under review as the situation develops.
Face coverings should be worn in communal areas of the school by staff & visitors unless they are exempt.
We will provide face coverings to those who don’t have one.
We continue to strongly encourage staff and students to test twice weekly using lateral flow device (LFD) tests on Wednesdays and Sundays.
Contact tracing and isolation
The current guidance on contact tracing and isolation remains in place. In addition to these, any suspected or confirmed close contacts of the Omicron variant will be asked to isolate for 10 days regardless of vaccination status or age. You will be contacted directly and told to isolate.