‘Living with Covid’ 

From Friday 1 April 2022 the government guidance focuses around learning to live with Covid. Please see the full guidance here:
Government sets out next steps for living with COVID – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

What does this mean for Bradon Forest School?

  • Masks are no longer recommended, and we can revert to face to face assemblies and meetings in school.
  • It is not expected that pupils or staff in education settings routinely test themselves for COVID-19.
  • We are not able to hand out any further testing kits.
  • Children and young people who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and avoid contact with other people. They can go back to school, college or childcare when they no longer have a high temperature, and they are well enough to attend.
  • Adults with the symptoms of a respiratory infection, and who have a high temperature or feel unwell, should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people until they feel well enough to resume normal activities and they no longer have a high temperature.
  • Adults with a positive result from a private COVID-19 test should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days, which is when they are most infectious. For children and young people aged 18 and under, the advice is 3 days.

Is the school still taking measures to prevent Covid?

We still have in place baseline infection prevention and control measures that will help to manage the spread of infection by:

  • Ensuring occupied spaces are well-ventilated and let fresh air in.
  • Reinforcing good hygiene practices such as hand washing and cleaning.

Can my child still get a Covid-19 vaccine?

From 1 April 2022 the in-school COVID-19 vaccination programme came to an end. However, 12 to 15 year olds are still be able to access the vaccine outside of schools at a vaccination centre, pharmacy or walk-in centre.  Parents can book a Covid-19 vaccination appointment online or by speaking to their GP or calling 119. Alternatively, they can find a walk-in Covid-19 vaccination site.

From April, healthy 5-11 year olds will also be offered the COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccinations will take place outside of schools in vaccination centres, pharmacies, GPs and walk-in centres. Parents of 5-11 year olds will receive a letter from the NHS with further information. Online bookings for 5-11 year olds will open in April.

If you need to contact the school please call 01793 770570 during usual school hours or email enquiry@bradonforest.wilts.sch.uk