Returning to School: Your questions answered
Q If my family has spent lockdown out of London can my child continue to attend school remotely?
A No. All children must attend school unless they are ill with COVID, are a contact of someone with COVID or have a letter from the NHS defining them as Clinically Extremely Vulnerable (CEV). We will pursue any non-attendance at school in the usual way.
Q If a member of the family is CEV/Clinically Vulnerable (CV) does my child have to come to school?
A Yes. As was the case after the previous lockdown, advice from the DfE and Public Health England is that students may only remain at home if they themselves are named in an NHS letter which confirms their CEV status
Q If I don’t want my child to take the Lateral Flow Test will they still be allowed to return to school?
A Yes. Simply complete the consent form indicating that you do not consent to their participation and your child can return to school for lessons on the same day as others in their year group.
Q Should my child take the Lateral Flow Test if they’ve already had Corona Virus?
A No. If your child has had a positive COVID test in the previous 90 days they should not take the Lateral Flow Test as to do so could result in a false positive outcome.
Q Will my child be able to access remote education if they are self-isolating (COVID) but not ill?
A Yes. Materials will be provided on line each day, from the second day of self-isolation.
Q What are the the rules about self isolating?
A Your child will need to self isolate if:
- they have symptoms or have had a positive test result.
- they live with someone who has symptoms or has tested positive and are a
- they are a close contact of someone who has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).
How to self-isolate
You must not leave your home if you're self-isolating.
X do not go to school, work or public places.
X do not go on public transport or use taxis.
X do not go out to get food and medicine – order it online or by phone, or ask someone to bring it to your home.
X do not have visitors in your home, including friends and family – except for people providing essential care.
X do not go out to exercise – exercise at home or in your garden, if you have one.