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Covid-19

Guidelines and information for a safe return to school

Covid-19 Information

Latest guidance:

  • We no longer trace close contacts - close contacts will be identified via NHS Test and Trace.
  • Close contacts of someone with COVID-19, who are under 18 years and 6 months, are advised to test every day for 7 days and continue to attend education unless positive.
  • Students should continue to test on a Wednesday and Sunday.
  • If the number of positive cases substantially increases in school or if we are in an enhanced response area, additional measures may be introduced.
  • All children aged 12 and over are now eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations.  We have no date for further vaccinations in school so would recommend booking vaccinations through the NHS website
  • Children and young people previously considered CEV should attend school and should follow the same COVID-19 guidance as the rest of the population.
  • Face coverings are no longer advised for pupils, staff and visitors in classrooms. From 27 January 2022, face coverings are no longer advised for pupils, staff and visitors in communal areas.
  • The self-isolation advice for people with coronavirus (COVID-19) has changed. It is now possible to end self-isolation after 5 full days if you have 2 negative LFD tests taken on consecutive days 24 hours apart. The first LFD test should not be taken before the fifth day after your symptoms started (or the day your test was taken if you did not have symptoms). The self-isolation period remains 10 full days for those without negative results from 2 LFD tests taken a day apart.

 

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.  

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.