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

The requirement for pupils to test at home twice weekly has been removed by the Government, and we no longer distribute home testing kits to pupils routinely.  Schools may be advised to re-introduce asymptomatic testing for targeted groups of staff and pupils (in Year 7 and above) in the event of an outbreak, and only if testing measures have been advised or agreed by a Director of Public Health or local Health Protection Team.

The removal of testing does not replace current guidance for those with symptoms of COVID-19. Anyone with symptoms should follow the latest Government guidance. There is a link to this guidance below.

Pupils who have tested positive should use any test kits they already have at home to undertake testing on days 5 and 6, to determine when they are negative. If they have run out, we may be able to provide you with further home testing kits from our supplies at school, while stocks last. These may be collected by a parent or carer, or sent home with a sibling. 

 

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.

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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