COVID-19 over the Easter Break

Schools will continue to play an important role in contact tracing for pupils and staff during this period.

1. Staff or pupils who were in school up to 48 hours before having a positive LFD test result OR developing symptoms which are then confirmed as COVID-19 via PCR testing, should notify the school. The school will then complete the council form. This helps in identifying close contacts and advising members of the school community to self-isolate. This is important because the individual may have been infectious whilst they were in school.

This can be done by calling 01908 889 405 or sending an email to report.covid@stephensonacademy.org.uk

2. Where pupils or staff receive a positive LFD test result OR develop symptoms more than 48 hours since being in school, the school should not be contacted. Parents and carers should follow contact tracing instructions provided by NHS Test and Trace.

3.We will test all staff and students on their return to school after Easter.

4.You no longer have to take your child for a PCR test if they’ve tested positive via an LFD test taken at the school’s test site.

5.You must ensure that your child self-isolates for 10 days in the event of having a positive LFD test result when the test was undertaken on-site.