Coronavirus: Advice for Students, Parents and Carers
Self Testing at home information for Parents & Carers
Performing a self test
It has been great to welcome our students back to Wade Deacon which also marks the end of mass testing in school. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our marvellous volunteers from the local community and our staff, who have all worked tirelessly to help facilitate our students in receiving their tests before their return to school.
All students have now been provided with home test kits for twice weekly home testing. Each test kit contains 3 individual tests and we have provided students with 2 packs each: a total of 6 tests. The testing packs provide students with enough resources to take twice weekly testing until the Easter break. One test should be kept for use prior to students returning after Easter, with the final test to be taken on Sunday 18 April before the return to school on Monday 19 April. Ideally, we would ask that students stick with the same testing schedule and that they take their tests on a Monday and a Thursday each week.
Year 7 parents and carers please note that Y7 students will only be required to take one home test on Thursday 18th March, as they have already had their 3rd test in school on Monday 16th.
Test results must be recorded using the NHS track and trace website and each test kit will contain a helpful step by step guide providing further information on how to record results. Parents and carers will also need to notify the school of each test result, which can be done by completing this form below:
Coronavirus: Advice for Students, Parents & Carers
Vaccine Fraud Guidance
You may have seen on the news that criminals are using the COVID-19 virus as a way of exploiting those most vulnerable in our community. Please be vigilant to people who want to take your money, personal details and hurt those dearest to you.
Department for Education Coronavirus helpline
The Department for Education has launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents, carers and young people can contact the helpline as follows:Phone: 0800 046 8687 Email: DfE.email@example.com Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)
Government and Local Authority Guidance
Clinically Extremely Vulnerable Students
The most up-to-date guidance from the UK Government relating to the protection of people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19 can be found here.