“School has been supportive”
Covid-19: Returning to School Parent Questionnaire February 2021
Living with Covid: the end of routine testing in schools, colleges and childcare settings
Whilst specific guidance for schools has not yet been published, click here for a document that was released on 30th March 2022, specifically for parents and carers of school aged children. The key points to note at present are:
- Routine testing for Covid-19 no longer takes place
- Children and Young People under 18 who test positive (having displayed symptoms) are encouraged to remain home for 3 days and over 18’s for 5 days to prevent transmission. Test kits can be purchased online or from your pharmacist;
- Baseline measures in schools such as increased hygiene practices and ventilation should remain in place;
- Any further vaccinations will take place outside of school settings.
Can my child still get a Covid-19 vaccine?
From 1st April the in-school COVID-19 vaccination programme will come to an end. However, 12 to 15 year olds will still be able to access the vaccine outside of schools at a vaccination centre, pharmacy or walk-in centre. Parents can book a Covid-19 vaccination appointment online or by speaking to their GP or calling 119. Alternatively, they can find a walk-in Covid-19 vaccination site.
From April, healthy 5-11 year olds will also be offered the COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccinations will take place outside of schools 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. Online bookings for 5-11 year olds will open in April.
The latest Local Authority guidance around Covid and respiratory infections can be found here:
Pupil Wellbeing and Mental Health
There is a new webpage https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/education-and-learning/schools/coronavirus-school-updates with lots of useful information and advice for families. The website includes information on school transport; test and trace; attendance; starting school and emotional well-being and transition support.