Key Updates


COVID Suspected and Confirmed Cases

  • Do not send your child to school if they have coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms, or have tested positive in the last 10 days, 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). You are only required to notify the school office if your child is positive, has symptoms, or is in quarantine. Do not contact the school regarding any other household or community cases as this is now done directly with NHS track and trace.  
  • Close contacts will now be identified via NHS Test and Trace and education settings will no longer be expected to undertake contact tracing.  
  • As with positive cases in any other setting, NHS Test and Trace will work with the positive case to identify close contacts. Contacts from a school setting will only be traced by NHS Test and Trace where the positive case specifically identifies the individual as being a close contact.  
  • Children under 18yrs old will no longer be required to self-isolate if they are contacted by NHS Test and Trace as a close contact of a positive COVID-19 case.  
  • Instead, children will be contacted by NHS Test and Trace, informed they have been in close contact with a positive case, and advised to take a PCR test. We would encourage all individuals to take a PCR test if advised to do so.  
  • If anyone develops COVID-19 symptoms, however mild, they will be sent home and should follow public health advice.  
  • Pupils displaying symptoms will need to be collected from school immediately.  
  • The school risk assessment outlines the outbreak management plan and this gives details of how we will operate if there is an outbreak in school.  
  • Given the detrimental impact that restrictions on education can have on children and young people, any additional measures in schools, including closure or partial closure will only ever be considered as a last resort, kept to the minimum and for the shortest amount of time possible. The decision will be taken by PHE and not the school. The school will work with health protection teams in the case of a local outbreak.  
  • The risk assessment and contingency plan are available on the school website. 

Attendance  

  • The latest government guidelines state that all pupils continue to be expected back in school in September. Unfortunately, we are no longer able to provide online live lessons as this was a temporary provision whilst schools were closed.  
  • If, however, your child is isolating due to COVID we will continue to provide online access to work. This will happen automatically once you have informed our attendance officer regarding your child’s absence. Your class teacher/LSA will then arrange this directly with you.  
  • All home learning will be available via Teams. Further details can be found in our remote learning offer information which is available on our website.  
  • Our attendance policy is available on the school website. Should you need to discuss any individual circumstances regarding attendance please email skears@auriol.surrey.sch.uk  
  • To advise us of Covid test results please continue to use covid@auriol.surrey.sch.uk
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