Covid-19 Updates

Covid Updates 07/10/21: 

Currently there are no further updates to regulations since 27th September 2021.

School has returned to normal as much as possible – our lessons are continuing to the same high standard in rooms across the school and the break areas remain in year group hubs.

The main messages continue as:

  1. Ensure good hygiene for everyone
  2. Maintain appropriate cleaning regimes
  3. Keep occupied spaced well ventilated
  4. Follow public health advice on testing, self-isolation and managing confirmed cases of COVID-19
  5. Implementation of COVID19 Vaccination programme for 12-15 year olds

Your child does not have to wear a face covering in schools or in lessons but we will support any individual to continue to do so wherever social distancing cannot be maintained, should they wish to do so. 

Should there be a significant outbreak locally, we may need to re-introduce some extra control measures. These are detailed in the schools Outbreak Management Plan and may be reintroduced to some or more extent based on the strength of the outbreak.

Testing your child at home:  

Home testing should continue, particularly throughout breaks and holidays and before returning to school after weekends. Please see an important message from the government here: 

https://dfemedia.blog.gov.uk/2021/06/18/a-letter-to-secondary-school-and-college-parents-in-england-on-continuing-regular-covid-19-testing-from-gavin-williamson-secretary-of-state-for-education/?utm_source=18%20June%202021%20C19&utm_medium=Daily%20Email%20C19&utm_campaign=DfE%20C19

We encourage all students to pick up home lateral flow test kits from school. These are also available from chemists and test centres. For full information on Covid testing at home please see our ‘Home Test Kits’ page by selecting the page from the dropdown menu on the left.  

A huge thank you to all parents who have supported their children in testing at home, this will have a positive impact on stopping the virus from spreading. Please remember that EVERY test done must be logged on the government’s website: 

https://www.gov.uk/report-covid19-result

Please keep in touch with us via: covid@ellisguilfordschool.org.uk and we will continue to answer any queries you have as best we can.  

Many thanks,  

Ellis Guilford Covid Support Team