St Mary's Infant School Newsletters
21st Janaury 2022
Dear Parents and Carers,
Change to start of school drop offs
In light of the successful change in the after school pick up routine, from Monday morning we will also be opening all the gates. If you are in Year 1 or Year 2, as for after school, you may enter either gate and take your child into the playground outside the classes fenced outdoor area. For Reception parents the morning routine will remain the same.
This is, in fact, not a new routine but a return to our pre-Covid routines which all seems like a long, long time ago!
Parent Teacher virtual consultations for the Spring term
Our Parent Teacher consultations for the Spring term will be the first week back after half term (week beginning Monday 21st February) and will remain virtual on advice from Public Health Croydon. A letter will be coming out next week with details on how you can book your meeting.
Updated Covid rules from the Department of Education
People who are self-isolating with COVID-19 have the option to reduce their isolation period after 5 full days if they test negative with an LFD test on both day 5 and day 6 and they do not have a temperature. For example, if they test negative on the morning of day 5 and the morning of day 6, they can return to their education or childcare setting immediately on day 6.
The first test must be taken no earlier than day 5 of the self-isolation period, and the second must be taken the following day. I
If the result of either test is positive, they should continue to self-isolate until they get negative results from two LFD tests on consecutive days or until they have completed 10 full days of self-isolation, whichever is earliest.
The new rules also apply to people who are already isolating – so if someone was already isolating before Monday 17 January, they can take LFD tests on day 5 and 6 and if they are both negative and they have no temperature they can end their isolation.
Anyone who is unable to take LFD tests or anyone who continues to have a temperature will need to complete the full 10-day period of self-isolation.