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Covid-19

Guidelines and information for a safe return to school

Covid-19 Information

Latest guidance

We have received new information below from Trafford Public Health in response to Trafford having the third highest Covid rates across Greater Manchester, with increasing cases in 5-15 year olds.

  • Start daily LFD testing as soon as a member of the household has tested positive
  • Only attend school if the daily LFD is negative
  • Have a PCR test as per national guidance ( recommended on day 2/3)
  • Household contacts do NOT need to stay at home until they receive their PCR test result
  • Continue to LFD test for a period of 10 days even if their PCR is negative. Students can attend school whilst testing, providing they have a negative LFD/PCR result.
  • If students then develop Covid symptoms or return a positive LFD test they need to self-isolate and take a PCR test immediately.

Exemptions

The groups exempt from this advice are:

  • 12–18-year-olds who have had at least one dose of the vaccine more than 14 days ago
  • Any child, aged between 5 – 16, who has tested positive for COVID-19 via a PCR test within the past 90 days.

What to do if my child is ill?

If a student shows signs of coronavirus then they must stay at home — DO NOT COME TO SCHOOL.

The main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are a high temperature, a new, continuous cough and a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste.

If any students or members of their household test positive or develop Covid-19 symptoms, please inform school immediately by telephoning 0161 980 7173 or email: covid@altrinchamcollege.com.  

Face Masks

It is recommended that all secondary school children wear face coverings whilst moving around school. Pupils will not need to wear face coverings while sat at their desks, eating or outside. Face masks must be worn on school buses.

Further information

  • The school's Covid-19 health and safety risk assessment can be found here and as an attachment at the bottom of this page.
  • Important updates will be communicating via our news bulletins.  Please click here to visit our latest news pages.
  • Please use the menu on the left hand side to access information for parents and carers, covid testing and remote learning.