St John Fisher Catholic Primary School Coronavirus Measures from September
The school day
Regular handwashing/sanitising throughout the day along with good hygiene practice and regular cleaning of equipment.
All children must bring their own water bottle to school and have this labelled with their name – this will need to go home each day for cleaning. Please send in water only.
The only items that children will require is their book bag, PE pumps in a PE Bag to say in school and packed lunch (if lunch is not provided at school). All stationery items will be provided by school as usual.
You will need to drop your child off between 8:50 and 9:00. Children arriving after 9:00 will need to sign as late at the school office. You can collect your child from their allocated door between 3:30 and 3:40.
Drop off/collection points for September…
Reception – initially front office for first week then Reception class door (use main children’s entrance path)
Year 1- Classroom door
Year 2 – KS1 Side door by picnic tables (previously main entrance in)
Year 3 and Year 4 – side path door (next to library)
Year 5 – classroom door
Year 6 – classroom door
Bikes, scooters etc. should be parked at the gates to main playground entrance and not used to enter the playground.
When walking through the school grounds via the main pedestrian access please walk on the LEFT.
Lunchtimes remain staggered for the Autumn term and hot meals available as usual
Wrap around care
This remains in place from Monday 6th September. All children will be collected from the side door by the library.
Additional resources for cleaning and sanitising are in place throughout the school
Pupils, staff and other adults should not come into school if they have symptoms, have had a positive test result or other reasons requiring them to stay at home due to the risk of them passing on COVID-19 (for example, they are positive on a lateral flow test or are required to quarantine).
If your child or anyone in your household develops symptoms you must inform the school immediately and then seek appropriate advice as per the government guidelines.
If a child, young person or staff member develops symptoms compatible with coronavirus during the school day, they will be sent home and advised to take a PCR test.
Anyone with symptoms, should avoid using public transport and, wherever possible, be collected by a member of their family or household.
Whilst awaiting the PCR result, the individual should continue to self-isolate.
From 16 August 2021, children under the age of 18 years old will no longer be required to self-isolate if they are contacted by NHS Test and Trace as a close contact of a positive COVID-19 case. Instead, children who have been in close contact with a positive case are advised to take a lateral flow test each day for 7 days since the last contact with an infected person.
A coronavirus test can be booked here:
Regular lateral flow testing is advised for all currently. If you have been identified as a close contact you should take a lateral flow test each day for 7 days since the last day you were exposed to an infected person. Please see the parent guidance above for the latest information about isolation rules.
You can collect lateral flow tests from local pharmacies and also order online here...