I hope that you have had a wonderful Christmas break and have managed to enjoy the season and have remained in good health.
We start back at school tomorrow morning at 8:40 am. We are going to be running our Covid-19 self-testing schedule throughout the day across all year groups, but it would be prudent for your child to test themselves today as well. Given the enormous scale of infection across the country and in Cheshire East (1626 per 100,000 this morning) it is likely that we will identify some positive cases. If that is the case, we will be in touch straight away to ask you to collect your child.
Cheshire East Public Health have maintained their position on self-isolation for school children in a household with Covid infections (5 days of isolation followed by 5 days of tests) and have set a position of 10 days of isolation for any children with Covid-19. The latter is different from the national guidance for adults but is a strategy that Cheshire East Public Health believe is in the best interests of children and families.
Mask wearing in all classes and indoor settings in school has been brought back by the government for the next three weeks (unless your child is exempt). We have spare masks in school if you do not have one for your child. We recognise this is hard for children, but we have done it successfully before and it is a precaution that should reduce ‘Omicron’ infection surges. The last thing we want is to close classes for face-to-face teaching, so everything that helps prevent that, we need to fully embrace.
We will have windows open around school, continue to encourage the use of hand sanitiser and maintain our additional cleaning process throughout the school.
I would like to thank you in advance for your support with this.