Covid-19 Information

Message from the Principal

Whilst we hope that this year brings less disruption, it is inevitable that we will continue to be impacted on by positive cases in our school community. We aim to keep the impact of these to a minimum and share below updates on relevant Covid-19 information.

Thank you for your continued support.

Yours sincerely,
 

Mrs S Viney
Principal

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When to stay home

    Following the disruption across the last two academic years, and to support us in helping your child catch up on any lost learning, unless they have tested positive, students’ consistent attendance to school is vital. However, if your child displays any of the main symptoms below, they should self-isolate immediately, book a PCR test and follow national guidelines:

    • a high temperature
    • a new, continuous cough
    • a loss or change to sense of smell or taste

    If a student tests positive via a Lateral Flow Device test, a PCR test should be completed as soon as possible. Please visit https://www.wintoncollege.org.uk/contact-us/report-positive-pcr-lfd-result to notify us of both positive lateral flow device and PCR tests and a member of staff will advise on next steps with regards to remote learning.

  • When to self-isolate

    Students should self-isolate straight away if they have tested positive for COVID-19, either through a Lateral Flow Device or PCR test – this means they have the virus.

    If a member of the household has tested positive, all members of the household should book a PCR test regardless if they are symptomatic and follow national guidelines. Please inform the academies that a member of the household has tested positive via covid@glenmoorandwinton.org.uk We do advise that extra precautions such as face coverings are worn and daily LFD tests are taken to help reduce transmission.

    Please be advised that guidance changed on 16th August and children under 18 are no longer required to self-isolate if they are a close contact of someone with Covid-19. However, we do advise that extra precautions, such as increased Lateral Flow Device testing and face coverings are taken, to help reduce transmission.

  • Rapid Lateral Flow Testing

    To help reduce the transmission of COVID-19, please continue to conduct twice weekly Lateral Flow Device tests. These tests are vital in tracing asymptomatic cases and we recommend that students complete their home tests on a Sunday before returning to school and then again on Wednesday evening. This is just a recommended guide, but by completing a test on Sunday before your child returns to school it allows for asymptomatic students to be identified early, and the optimum time to complete a second test is 3 days after the first.

    The result of each test needs to be reported using the NHS Test & Trace self-report website: https://www.gov.uk/report-covid19-result . You will also need to tell the school the result of each test which can be logged via the school website and emailing covid@glenmoorandwinton.org.uk of any positive results.

    Lateral Flow Device tests can be collected from either of the school’s reception areas.

  • How to reduce transmission

    Face coverings will need to be worn in communal areas from Monday 29th November 2021.

    Wash hands with soap and water or use hand sanitiser regularly throughout the day. Regular hand washing is an effective way to reduce the risk of catching illnesses, including COVID-19. All main walkways, toilets, canteens and classrooms have hand sanitising stations for students to access.

    It is particularly important to wash hands:

    • after coughing, sneezing and blowing your nose
    • before you eat or handle food
    • after coming into contact with surfaces touched by many others, such as handles, handrails and light switches
    • after coming into contact with shared areas such as kitchens and bathrooms
    • when you return home

    We ask that students wearing face coverings continue to abide by the current procedures:

    • face coverings should be appropriately worn at all times ensuring that the mouth and nose are covered
    • face covering should be a single, plain colour
    • when a face covering is not being worn it should be placed in an airtight bag and placed in a students’ school bag

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