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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Latest Information

In order to keep you fully informed about the very latest advice relating ot COVID-19, we have set up this page. New information and advice will be added here as soon as we are updated so please check the page regularly.

 

The Department for Education has a helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education.

Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:

Phone: 0800 046 8687
Email:
DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk

Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)

EMERGENCY CONTACT - WEEKENDS

On weekends please use our emergency contact email to notify us of positive test results:

 

emergencycontact@thomasbarnes.staffs.sch.uk

 

Please leave a contact number and Mrs Gaffiney or Mrs Tibbitts will get back to you.

 

 

OMICRON VARIANT and temporary, precautionary measures in schools

STAY AT HOME GUIDANCE

The government are asking people displaying symptoms of Covid-19 to take a PCR test. If the PCR test returns a POSITIVE RESULT, they should self-isolate for SEVEN days

Household members do not need to isolate if they are under 18 or fully vaccinated. They should take lateral flow tests daily for seven days.

Please contact school to let us know if your family is affected by Covid so we may offer you support and advice.

Please DO NOT send your child to school if have any symptoms, however mild.

 

PLEASE REQUEST A TEST online or by calling 119 AND INFORM SCHOOL OF THE RESULTS IMMEDIATELY. This will allow us to react rapidly, where needed. Please use a test centre where results come back quicker.

 

For the latest guidance visit the NHS website: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

 

 

You are never alone: there is always someone who can help.

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