Please see below the arrangements for the return in January to our secondary schools and performing Lateral Flow Device (LFD) tests.
The government’s position is that it is crucial that Lateral Flow Device tests are conducted in schools in order to break the chains of transmission of the virus and safeguard the health of the staff of education settings and their pupils and students wherever face-to-face education occurs.
As outlined in our end of term newsletter we are required to complete onsite LFD testing with all learners ahead of their return to school in January. These tests will take place on 4 and 5 January 2022. Please find an overview of when your child is expected to attend the site HERE.
The Lateral Flow tests will take place at both the Brune Park and Bay House School sites. At Brune Park this will take place in the main hall, at Bay House this will take place in the Beacon Arts Centre on the Sports Hall site. Pupils will complete their test at their own school site. Please be aware that you will not be able to park onsite so please use the local car parks if you are bringing your child(ren) by car. Pupils do not need to wear school uniform but please note that face coverings are required in the testing centre. Pupils should wear a suitable winter coat in the event of cold weather. Please note that unless you hear otherwise the test result is negative.
Once pupils arrive at the site they will be greeted by a member of staff who will help them to line up outside of the building. Parents will not be permitted on site so that we can keep numbers to a minimum. Pupils must wear a face covering in the testing centre unless they are exempt.
We are looking forward to welcoming back our pupils and students for the new term.