Covid-19 Update – December 2020

On 17th December, the UK government announced plans for Covid-19 testing to be carried out in secondary schools from the start of the Spring term for staff and pupils. The objective of this testing is to minimise time lost in school due to isolation from close contact infection and to protect staff and pupils from infection by asymptomatic carriers of the virus. On-site testing will be through a Lateral Flow Test, which identifies the presence of Covid-19 from a saliva swab sample.

Please visit our dedicated Covid-19 webpage for school updates throughout the pandemic.