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We will update this page with information regarding Coronavirus. 

Covid Update October 2021

Updates and Guidance

The Department for Education blog gives updated information concerning returning to school in September 2021 

Here’s what you need to know on going back to school.

There are three key changes:

  1. 1. Mixing and ‘bubbles’

Keeping pupils or students in year group or classroom bubbles to reduce mixing is no longer a requirement.

  1. 2. Tracing close contacts

Close contacts will now be identified via NHS Test and Trace. Education settings are no longer expected to undertake contact tracing.

  1. 3. Face coverings

Face coverings are no longer advised for pupils, staff and visitors either in classrooms or in communal areas. However, we still request that you wear a face covering if invited in to Coopers Lane School for a face to face meeting with any school adult.

So, what will stay the same?

Coronavirus hasn’t gone away so there will still be a need for schools, pupils and students to follow basic measures to avoid the spread of the virus:

  1. 1. Testing remains important in reducing the risk of transmission of infection within schools.
  2. 2. Ensuring good hygiene including frequent and thorough hand cleaning and the ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’ approach.
  3. 3. Maintaining appropriate cleaning regimes.
  4. 4. Keeping occupied spaces well ventilated.
  5. 5. Following public health advice on testing, self-isolation and managing confirmed cases of COVID-19.

It also remains important that you do not send your child to school if they have tested positive for, or have symptoms of, coronavirus. In the event of a positive test result, please contact the school office immediately:

020 8852 6136 



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Click here for Guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

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