Covid-19 Information and Guidelines

Lateral Flow Testing

All staff and students are advised to take twice weekly lateral flow tests at home.  A text is sent to all parents on Sunday and Wednesday each week as a reminder.  Results of the lateral flow test should be reported to the GOV.UK website.  All results should be reported whether positive or negative or void.

If a lateral flow test is positive, your child must self isolate and if they have symptoms take a confirmatory PCR test as soon as possible.  We advise booking a test online or attending a walk in centre.

What to do if your child has symptoms of Covid-19

If you suspect your child has symptoms of Covid-19 we advise that you book a PCR test as soon as possible.  Do not send your child into school until you have the result of the PCR test.  Email office@qmschool.org.uk to inform us of this.

What to do if your child tests positive

If your child tests positive on either a lateral flow device or a PCR test please email office@qmschool.org.uk as soon as possible.  A member of the welfare team will contact you to discuss your child.

Arrangements will then be put in place for your child to have access to remote learning for the duration of their self isolation period, assuming they are well enough to complete school work.  All remote learning is posted on Satchel:One.

In school measures to reduce the spread of Covid-19

We have taken a range of measures at Queensmead to reduce the risk of Covid-19 which include:

  • Increased day time cleaning
  • Easy access for staff and students to: face masks, hand sanitiser and tissues 
  • Reduced visitors to the school site
  • Online parent meetings
  • No large assemblies or large indoor groups of students
  • Students who present at school with symptoms are isolated, tested where permission is received and sent home to self isolate until the result is recieved

For further detail please refer to our risk assessment which is updated regularly in line with government guidance.  In the case of an outbreak in school, locally or nationally refer to our contingency plan.

The official guidelines regarding Covid-19 are updated regularly.  You can view the latest Government and NHS advice here:

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/