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On Monday 21 February, the Prime Minister announced the removal of measures put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic as we learn to live with the virus. This includes changes for schools.

 Here is what you need to know and what this means for pupils at Cheetwood Primary School.

Should parents send their child to school if they think they have COVID-19?

If your child has any of the main symptoms or a positive test result, the public health advice remains unchanged which is to stay at home and avoid contact with other people.

 If your child has any of the main COVID-19 symptoms please order them a test and keep them at home while waiting for the result, even if their symptoms improve.

Once your child receives their test result, please notify the school.

 If your child tests positive, they will then be expected to stay at home for five full days and after that will need to have a negative test result on two consecutive days before being able to return to school. In all cases, please contact the school before sending your child back to make sure you are following the advice correctly.

Continuing to protect your children from the virus at the school

Throughout the pandemic, we have put measures in place in school to strike the balance between protecting education and reducing transmission.

It remains our absolute priority to do everything we can to protect pupils at Cheetwood.

 We will continue to put in place additional measures such as one way systems at drop off and pick up times, good ventilation, rigorous hygiene and encouraging vaccination uptake, as well as following any additional advice from Manchester Director of Public Health, in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the school.

The school has a detailed risk assessment outlining all of the measures in place to reduce the risk of the virus spreading and what the school would do if cases of infection began to rise. A copy of the risk assessment and outbreak management plan can be found below.

Covid Risk Assessment