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Reading Girls' School

Reading Girls' School

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Latest Information

We are continuing to keep you updated on the government's response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

Covid-19 Self-testing programme

As part of government guidelines, I remind you that your child needs to take a Lateral flow test every Sunday and Wednesday and report the finding on the link provided below.  If they test positive they need to notify NHS Track and Trace and the school and self-isolate. Students will need to take a PCR test within 2 days and if they should test negative they may return to school, if not they are required to self-isolate for 10 days. While students are isolating they will take part in our online hybrid lessons, so that they continue to take part in their lessons. Please remind your children, as we do, of the importance of good hand hygiene.   

The Operational Guidance from the DfE states that “face coverings are no longer advised for pupils, staff and visitors either in classrooms or in communal areas”. It goes on to detail the detrimental effect such coverings have on those with SEN and others. In light of this, pupils are no longer permitted to wear face coverings in classrooms or in the Assembly Hall.

Similarly, the Guidance states that persons under the age of 18 and 6 months are no longer required to self-isolate if they are close contacts of positive cases or live in a household with a positive case. This exception extends to any double vaccinated adult.

“WHEN DO I NEED TO CONDUCT MY HOME TEST?”

To help us coordinate the home testing programme, I would be extremely grateful if the tests are conducted on SUNDAY and WEDNESDAY EVENINGS until further notice. The results should be reported as soon as possible  using the following link:  Report your self-testing results to school.

COVID-19 School Safeguarding Policy

Department for Education coronavirus helpline

The Department for Education coronavirus helpline is available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education and children’s social care. Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline as follows:

Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday), 10am to 4pm (Saturday to Sunday). Where to find the latest information:

Updates on COVID-19

Guidance for educational settings

Latest Department for Education information