Back to school

Back to School : What you need to know
There are three key changes

1 – Keeping pupils or students in a year group or class bubbles to reduce mixing is no longer a requirement

2- Close contacts will now be identified via NHS Test and Trace. Education settings are no longer expected to undertake contact tracing

3- Face coverings are no longer advised for pupils, staff and visitors either in classrooms or communal areas

So what is staying the same ?

1-Testing will remain important in reducing the risk of transmission of infection within the schools

2-Ensuring good hygiene including frequent and thorough hand cleaning

3-Maintaining appropriate cleaning regimes

4-Keeping occupied spaces well ventilated

5-Following Public Health England advice on testing, self isolating and managing confirmed Covid – 19 cases