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Coronavirus

Remote Learning

Home learning will be provided to our pupils using Tapestry (Early Years) or Seesaw. For more information in respect of remote learning, please click on the below documents. 

Remote Education Provision at Bellefield

 Top Tips for Remote Learning

If you are struggling with access to technology (iPads or laptops) or internet access, please contact the school on 01225 753530 or admin@bellefield.wilts.sch.uk and we will do our best to assist you. 

Lateral Flow Test Kits

For more information about Lateral Flow test kits for households and support bubbles of pupils and school staff, please click HERE.

Changes to Isolation Period

The UK Health Security Agency has confirmed that from Tuesday, 11 January 2022, people who receive a positive lateral flow test result and are symptom-free will no longer be required to take a follow up PCR test to begin their isolation period.
Under the new guidance, people who test positive on lateral flows will still need to isolate for at least seven days, and will need to register their positive lateral flow results, but will no longer take a PCR test.


People experiencing the three official COVID symptoms - a high temperature, new, continuous cough and a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste - will still need to get a PCR test.

More information can be found at Confirmatory PCR tests to be temporarily suspended for positive lateral flow test results - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk).

 

Self-isolation guidance

 

The self-isolation advice for people with coronavirus (COVID-19) recently changed. It is now possible to end self-isolation after seven days, following two negative LFD tests taken 24 hours apart. The first LFD test should not be taken before the sixth day. This guidance also applies to children and young people who usually attend an education or childcare setting

 

In summary: 

  • You must self-isolate as soon as COVID-19 symptoms develop, or when you receive a positive test result if you do not have symptoms.
  • Two negative lateral flow tests are required to end self-isolation: the first to be taken no earlier than day six, followed by a second test result 24 hours later. Please consider the time of day you take your day six test. If you are aiming to return to work or school on your day seven (assuming two consecutive negative LFD results) you will need to take your day six test early in the morning as there needs to be a gap of at least 24 hours before taking the day seven test.
  • If both of those tests are negative,  and you do not have a high temperature, you can stop self-isolating immediately.
  • If the day six test is positive, further tests can be taken on subsequent days but you must receive two negative tests, 24 hours apart, in order to end self-isolation.
  • If ending self-isolation after day six due to negative lateral flow test results on consecutive days then please limit contact with others wherever possible until after the formal 10-day isolation period would have finished.  

From Monday 17 January 2022, people who are self-isolating with COVID-19 will have the option to reduce their isolation period after 5 full days if they test negative with a lateral flow device (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 full advice can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection

 

Please see below for the most recent correspondence from school:

Bellefield Primary & Nursery Risk Assessment

 

 

 

If you feel your child does have Coronavirus symptoms please use https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms/coronavirus-in-children/ to book a test. Please also inform the school at admin@bellefield.wilts.sch.uk. or 01225 753530.  Please email the office if your child or family member test positive as soon as you find out the results even if it is at the weekend.

 

 

 Current Government Guidance

Please see below for the latest Government advice:

https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection

During periods of school closure and periods of self-isolation, the school will be providing guidance on what your children can be learning from home. Please select 'Curriculum' from the top window bar and choose the appropriate class and see the remote learning plan at the top of this page.