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Covid – Update, April 2022

The Government no longer provides free Coronavirus testing. Schools will continue with measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases – including good ventilation and using outdoor spaces; making sure people wash their hands regularly, use tissues and throw them away properly.


Please remind your children to cough into a tissue or their elbow, cover their mouth and nose with a tissue when they cough or sneeze, and to put used tissues in the bin immediately. Ask them to wash their hands with soap and water often, especially before eating, and to use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.


For children, COVID-19 is usually a mild illness and most get better in a few days. Although testing is no longer available, children and young people should stay at home and avoid contact with other people if they have symptoms of COVID-19 and:

  • have a high temperature or
  • do not feel well enough to go to school or do their normal activities.


They can go back to school when they no longer have a high temperature and they are well enough to attend.



5 to 11 year olds who are well will be offered the COVID-19 vaccine in vaccination centres, pharmacies, GPs and walk-in centres. Parents of 5-11 year olds will receive a letter from the NHS with further information. You can read more about the vaccine and book an appointment here.

Beat the Heat: Coping with heat and COVID-19

Many of those who are at risk of harm from heat are also at greater risk of severe illness due to coronavirus (COVID-19) and may need to spend more time at home than they would usually. It is therefore important that you know what actions to take to keep yourself and others safe from high temperatures.


A document from Public Health England with advice as to how to cope with hot weather and COVID-19 can be downloaded below:


Roadmap out of lockdown


Safe Use of Public Transport


As children return to their classrooms for the spring term, as part of the Government’s roadmap for leaving lockdown, TFL remains committed to doing our part to help them travel to school and college safely on the network.

Letter to primary parents- children should stay at home where possible

January Update - School Closure

Critial Worker/EHCP Questionnaire

COVID19 Contact Tracing over the Christmas Holiday period


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