- Academy Life
- Covid-19 Information
The safety of our students, families, staff and wider community is our top priority. Our school is now open and we have made changes to ensure that our students can return as safely as possible.
We are following the government guidelines and continue to monitor any updates closely.
If you have any questions, please contact us at:
Public Health Letter for families - 23rd September 2020
We have put together some information for families in different languages:
Covid information - PolishCovid information - PortugueseCovid information - Romanian Covid information - Lithuanian
What to do if your 12-15 year-old child missed their appointment at school to receive their Covid vaccination
If for any reason your child missed the opportunity to receive their vaccination at school, or were declined their vaccination because they tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 12 weeks, you have the following alternative options. You will need to accompany your child to any venues offering the vaccination to give consent:
Booking vaccination appointments online
You can book your child's 1st dose online from the day they turn 12. You can usually book their 2nd dose from 24 hours after they had their 1st dose. You'll be offered appointment dates from 12 weeks after their 1st dose. Book a COVID-19 vaccination appointment
Getting the vaccine at a walk-in vaccination site
Your child can get a 1st dose at a walk-in COVID-19 vaccination site from the day they turn 12. They can get a 2nd dose if it's been 12 weeks since their 1st dose. Find a walk-in COVID-19 vaccination site
What to do if you have symptoms
The main symptoms of coronavirus are:
- a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
- a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
- a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal
- Most people with coronavirus have at least 1 of these symptoms.
For information about what to do if you have symptoms, please visit the NHS website.
It is important that children can continue their education. We have plans in place to make sure children can continue their education from home, if schools needed to close again.
If you are looking for online learning material, please use Oak National Academy resources.
Advice for families
The government has published advice for families around returning to school. We hope our families find this helpful.