Have a lovely weekend everyone and a big rest in preparation for the Hollins Grundy family being all back under one roof from next Monday. We’re really looking forward to seeing everyone together again.
Don’t forget your white t-shirt for World Book Day on Thursday, decorated with some favourite words or phrases from books that you enjoy. Also, children should bring a book they love to read to school with them on Thursday. We’ll be having some “Stop everything & just read,” sessions which will happen randomly throughout the day.
It’s also important to remember to keep school informed of any Covid-19 issues within families. Children should still remain away from school whilst household members are waiting for test results to come back and should still isolate for 10 days if members of their household test positive.
It is still a possibility (although we all hope that it doesn’t happen) that class bubbles will have to isolate if we have cases in school. If this does happen we will inform you via email and text and remote learning will resume for the isolation period.
Asymptomatic testing information for parents and adults in households with children at school or college
NHS Test and Trace announced earlier this week, that all adults in households with school and college age children without symptoms can now access regular rapid coronavirus (COVID-19) testing.
Test kits can either be collected or ordered online, as set out below. You should not give test kits to parents, carers or household members and should not order more test kits for this purpose. Secondary school and college students will continue to access testing through their school or college.
Please share the information below with your parent networks to help answer any questions they may have.
Undertaking regular, rapid coronavirus (COVID-19) testing helps reduce transmission of the virus. Parents and other adults in households with children at school or college, who do not have symptoms, can now access regular, rapid coronavirus (COVID-19) testing. This includes childcare and support bubbles.
Tests are fast, easy and completely free. There are different ways for a household, childcare or support bubble to collect their test to take at home, twice-weekly:
If you have any queries about the tests, and you live in England, please call 119 (free from mobiles and landlines). Lines are open every day from 7am to 11pm.
Children of primary school age (and below) without symptoms are not being asked to take a test.
Testing is voluntary, but strongly recommended to all who are eligible. Alongside the vaccine, washing hands, wearing face coverings, and maintaining social distancing, rapid testing plays a vital role in reducing transmission rates. Getting into the habit of regular testing as part of our everyday lives will help us all to play our part and do what we can to protect each other.