Please read this letter detailing the current adjustments we have made to our measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
1 November 2021
As you will be aware, Covid-19 infection rates have significantly increased in school-aged children since the start of the academic year. Although our school has remained almost Covid-19 free, a high number of West Berkshire schools now meet the Education Contingency Framework’s threshold for additional monitoring and support. The immediate health risks of Covid-19 infection to children are low, but we are very alert to the potential harm to children from missing or disrupted education.
In the light of this, we have again reviewed our Covid-19 measures to ensure that we are doing everything possible to reduce the risk of transmission, taking into consideration the current guidance from West Berkshire Council and the Berkshire West Health Protection Board. Consequently, we are implementing some enhanced measures, aimed at reducing the risk of Covid-19 transmission within school, over and above current government guidance, when the children return on Tuesday 2 November 2021.
The enhanced measures are as follows:
In addition to the above, we encourage parents and carers to take regular twice weekly lateral flow tests, which can be ordered through gov.uk or collected from a local pharmacy. These measures are anticipated to remain in place until the end of December 2021, although these will be reviewed regularly, in the light of changing circumstances.
Thank you for your support,