Dear Parents and Carers
Further to the recent announcements by the department for education, all students are required to undertake an onsite Covid test on their return from the Christmas holidays. They are also recommended to continue to home-test twice-weekly for the foreseeable future. With this in mind, we will be staggering the return of students to the academy over the first two days of the spring term, in order to facilitate testing for all on their return.
We are writing to you now, so that you have plenty of notification with regard to any arrangements you may need to put in place. Please note that if you have previously provided consent for on-site testing, you do not need to do so again. However, if you wish to change your consent status, you will be given the option to do so nearer the time, and we will not force any student to undertake an on-site test if they are not willing.
A reminder regarding these arrangements will be sent to you nearer the time, and all students will be provided with enough test kit boxes to last through the Christmas holidays. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s form tutor.
Mr A Thelwell