Changes to wearing masks in school from Monday 7th June
Following Government guidance there will be no requirement for students to wear masks in school when they return after half-term.
Students may still wear them if they wish to do so but it is no longer being requested. Students will continue to be in bubbles at breaks and lunchtimes.
Over the half-term, could I ask that all students have a home test two or three days prior to attending school so that any potential positives can be confirmed (or otherwise) by a PCR before school starts again.
There is some slightly changed advice from Public Health England on the home testing process.
If there is a positive LFD test, at home, you are now expected to get a PCR test as soon as possible. This is to avoid the number of false positives that have occurred when taking a LFD.
Please ensure the you read the instruction sheets to know how to report to the Department of Health when you have either a positive or a negative test. There is no need to inform the school unless there is a positive result. Please note that there have been incidents of false positives when testing within 30 minutes of eating so please try to avoid testing in this time frame.
I hope this provides clarification as we move into the future.
There is lots of information on the Herefordshire Council website https://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/backtoschool This includes wearing face coverings, social distancing at school gates and ventilation in classrooms, as well as lots of useful links to external websites.
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