Welcoming the children back to school
The government's decision to send all children back to school was finally confirmed on Friday 28th August 2020 with official guidance. Schools quickly re-aligned their proposed practices to ensure that the guidance was being followed to:
- Systems of control to reduce transmission
- Response approaches to symptoms and confirmed infection cases
- Promotion of respiratory and personal hygiene
Our Coronavirus Risk Assessment (a working document-under constant review)
Public Health England have produced a letter for schools to distribute to parents which explains when a person requires a coronavirus test and what the symptoms of coronavirus are. The Department would be grateful if you could share and circulate this letter amongst parents at your school.
The intention of the letter is to help prevent children being taken out of school unnecessarily and answer some of the questions parents may have around testing.