Dear Parents and Carers
We have been able to reduce significantly our COVID-secure documentation as the government continues to manage the risk of serious illness from the spread of the virus. They have moved away from stringent restrictions on everyone’s day-to-day lives, towards advising people on how to protect themselves and others, alongside targeted interventions to reduce risk.
As COVID-19 becomes a virus that we learn to live with, there is now an imperative to reduce the disruption to children and young people’s education - particularly given that the direct clinical risks to children are extremely low, every adult has been offered the opportunity for 2 doses of the vaccine, and all children aged 12 and over are now eligible for vaccination. However, as set out in the autumn and winter plan, the government will remain vigilant and take action where necessary to support and protect the NHS.
The current DfE guidance for schools (DfE COVID-19 Operational Guidance for Schools) explains the actions school leaders should take to reduce the risk of transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19) in their school. This includes public health advice, endorsed by Public Health England (PHE).
At Jubilee, we have put in place the 4 control measures which schools are required to action:
Ensure good hygiene for everyone.
Maintain appropriate cleaning regimes.
Keep occupied spaces well ventilated.
Follow public health advice on testing, self-isolation and managing confirmed cases of COVID-19.
For your convenience, we have updated below our risk assessments and relevant policies.
If you cannot find the information you require, please contact the school office on 020 8310 2933 or via firstname.lastname@example.org