Will parents and staff who use the Kingstanding Well-being centre as a point of access or exit from Warren Farm Primary School please read and follow the instructions in the attached risk assessment (see above). The important points to note are that there will be increased traffic in the carpark and also the access roads. Pavements should be used at all times to ensure safety and special care should be taken when crossing the roads and entrances around the well being centre. Children must be supervised at all times to avoid any accidents.
From 1 March 2021, if you’re a member of a household, childcare bubble or support bubble of staff or a pupil you can get a twice-weekly test (this includes parents of Primary and Nursery aged children):
1. Through your employer if they offer testing to employees - contact your employer to find out.
2. At a local test site - testing at these sites is assisted, which means you will swab yourself under the supervision of a trained operator. You may need to book an appointment.
3. By collecting a home test kit from a test site.
You can collect two packs of home test kits at a local collection point. Each pack contains seven tests.
Anyone 18 or over can collect. You can check online if the location is busy before you go.
4. By ordering a home test kit online
Do not order online if you can get a test through other methods. This frees up home delivery for those who need it most.
You will be asked to:
Report your test result online or by calling 119.
If anyone tests positive or gets coronavirus symptoms, they should tell the school and:
A negative result means the test did not find signs of coronavirus. But this does not guarantee you do not have coronavirus, so you should keep following all coronavirus advice including handwashing, social distancing and wearing a face covering where recommended.
It only takes 30 minutes to get a result from the test.
Tests are available now and parents and carers should begin testing once their children have returned to school this month (March).
Taking part in testing is strongly encouraged but is not mandatory.
In a statement Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock said:
"As we continue to roll out the vaccine, testing offers us a way forward. Sustained and repeated testing for people without symptoms has a critical role to play as sections of society are reopened by driving down transmission rates.
"By everyone playing their part and getting tested regularly, vital public services, workplaces and educational settings can stay open and running, and we can move closer to a more normal way of life."
Professor Yvonne Doyle, Medical Director at Public Health England, added: "These rapid tests help uncover hidden cases of the virus and break chains of transmission, stopping outbreaks before they occur.
"Combined with other protective measures, they are a vital tool to help us lower infection rates and ensure that they stay low.
"I would encourage all eligible households to take up the offer of twice weekly rapid testing – it’s quick and painless and could help save lives."
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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