The school continues to take additional measures to ensure the safety of our community. This includes enhanced cleaning, adequate ventilation and the use of CO2 monitors.
Children, staff and visitors are required to wash/sanitise their hands frequently.
The wearing of face masks on-site is a personal choice.
If your child has COVID-19, they should remain at home and avoid contact with other people for three days after their positive test result. They can return to school after this period if they feel well enough and do not have a temperature.
Please keep the school informed.
EXTRACTS FROM GOVERNMENT GUIDANCE
Children and young people with mild symptoms such as a runny nose, sore throat, or a slight cough, who are otherwise well, can continue to attend their education setting.
Children and young people who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and avoid contact with other people, where they can. They can go back to school, college or childcare, and resume normal activities when they no longer have a high temperature and they are well enough to attend.
If a child or young person has a positive COVID-19 test result they should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 3 days after the day they took the test. After 3 days, if they feel well and do not have a high temperature, the risk of passing the infection on to others is much lower. This is because children and young people tend to be infectious to other people for less time than adults.
Children and young people who would usually go to school, college or childcare and who live with someone who has a positive COVID-19 test result should continue to attend as normal.
The Aquinas Trust and the Academy comply with Government guidance as reflected in the addendum to the Trust Safeguarding Policy (the Addendum), which is found on the ‘Policies’ page of the Aquinas website www.aquinastrust.org.