Belvoirdale Primary School will open to all pupils on Monday 8th March 2021.
PLEASE see below the opening times for your child and PLEASE read the three important documents attached below so that we can keep our children and each other, safe in the days and weeks ahead. The COVID19 crisis in NOT OVER and there are strict health and safety guideline that we must continue to follow.
This document sets out Belvoirdale’s approach to supporting the children’s academic and emotional progress on their return to school.
This document sets out Belvoirdale’s approach to keeping everyone safe, by following the legal requirements that still take precedent in the current crisis.
This is a legal requirement to ensure that Belvoirdale Primary School considers and mitigates all of the health and safety issues related to COVID19 and the reopening of the school on Monday 8th March 2021.
Opening/End of Day Times: Monday 8th March
School Gates open: 8:35am & 2.45pm
Yr 1 / 2: 9:00-2:50
Yr 3 / 4: 8:50-3:10
Yr 5 / 6: 8:40-3:00
Siblings should be dropped off at the earliest time.
Please wear a face mask and please keep your social distance on the school pathways. Please keep your children with you at all times. All children should go straight in to their classrooms. Please tell the school if your child -(year 5 and year 6 only) is leaving school on their own.
Please see below the information on LFT Testing for parents, childcare & support bubbles. The guidance is here:
This is the website to find your nearest centre to collect tests: https://maps.test-and-trace.nhs.uk/
Lateral flow tests are not suitable for use on young children. Primary aged children are not included in the mass asymptomatic testing programme; only secondary and college age pupils, along with their families should be taking lateral flow tests twice a week.
Families who have access to LFT tests must be very clear that these are only to be used for regular testing where no one is suspected of having Covid-19. The purpose of these tests is to spot cases in the community that we wouldn’t otherwise have known about.
Families should not use these tests on themselves or their children if they have symptoms. A PCR test at a national testing centre must be booked where infection is suspected. A lateral flow test could fail to spot someone who is just developing an infection but a PCR test will not. Having symptoms, getting a negative LFT result and assuming you are virus free could result in you spreading the virus to others. To book a PCR test, visit: https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test
Parent and Carers of Primary aged children can test their children twice a week with a simple Lateral Flow test.
These tests can be ordered and collected from local test centres or by finding your nearest test centre via the NHS test and Trace app
below is a library of easy to read documents that explain how to administer the test.
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