COVID-19

Remote Education Provision at TWGGS

Information for Parents TWGGS Guide to Home Learning

Please also see our collection of Wellbeing Resources, which may provide support during this time.

 

NHS Test and Trace: COVID testing for staff and pupils

Testing Procedure for Return to School on 4th January 2022 Pupils are encouraged to carry out COVID testing at home twice weekly, using Lateral Flow Devices. These tests should be 3-5 days apart, in the morning before school. Up to 1 in 3 people who have COVID have no symptoms and could be spreading it without knowing. Getting into a regular habit of testing twice a week will help stop the virus spreading.

We send home COVID testing kits with your child regularly and are available to collect if your child misses the distribution day. Participation in home testing is voluntary and the school does not need any further consent from parents.

Along with the other protective measures we are taking, these tests will help staff and pupils to remain in school safely.

More information is contained in the FAQ document below, together with a link to the consent form.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and link to consent form COVID Rapid Testing Privacy Statement

TWGGS COVID Risk Assessment for Lateral Flow Testing

TWGGS COVID Risk Assessment for Home Testing (LFT)

 

Advice for Parents/Carers and Staff

Department for Education helpline for COVID questions related to education (opening hours 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday):

Telephone: 0800 046 8687

NHS Parent Guide to COVID:

NHS Parent Guide

Latest Government advice on Coronavirus: www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Government advice for Education and Childcare:

www.gov.uk/coronavirus/education-and-childcare

Guidance for staying at home and self-isolating:

www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance

Links to advice on safe travel to and from school:

KCC School Transport Advice Arriva Kent Travel Guidance

 

Please find below links to school information regarding COVID and the preparations made for welcoming pupils and staff back on site.

TWGGS COVID-19 Policy

TWGGS COVID-19 Policy for Visitors to the School

West Kent Headteachers’ Joint Statement on School Attendance and the Provision of Remote Learning

 

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