Update from the Government on latest COVID-19 measures – 29th November 2021

As you will be aware, it was announced over the weekend that the Government has reintroduced measures to prevent the spread of new variants of COVID-19.

These measures are precautionary and, as a result, the Government have directed that face coverings should be worn in communal areas in all settings by staff, pupils and visitors unless they are exempt. Face coverings are intended to protect others, not the wearer, against the spread of infection as they cover the nose and mouth which are the main source of transmission of the virus.

If you feel that your child should be exempt from wearing a face mask/covering due to a health reason or disability please contact us as soon as possible on office@immanuel.bdat-academies.org

Symptoms

The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:

  • a new continuous cough
  • a high temperature
  • a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia) Further information is available at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19.

When an individual develops COVID-19 symptoms or has a positive test

Pupils, staff and other adults should follow public health advice on when to self-isolate and what to do. They 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 required to quarantine or they are a close contact of a suspected or confirmed case of the Omicron variant of COVID-19).

This advice remains subject to change as the situation develops. As always, we will keep you fully updated.