|Date informing community||Affected school||Year group||Return date to school|
|7th October 2020||Infant school||2||21st October 2020|
|9th October 2020||Infant school||2||2nd November 2020|
|23rd October 2020||Junior school||4||4th November 2020|
24th October 2020
Update sent 29/10/2020
|Junior school||5||Extended LCRC 9th November 2020|
|28th October 2020||Infant school||1||9th November 2020|
|24th November 2020||Infant school||1||3rd December 2020|
|12th December 2020||Junior school||4||5th January 2021 (due to Christmas Holiday Break)|
|12th December 2020||Junior school||6||5th January 2021 (due to Christmas Holiday Break)|
|13th December 2020||Infant school||R||5th January 2021 (due to Christmas Holiday Break)|
|19th December 2020||Junior school||5||5th January 2021 (due to Christmas Holiday Break)|
The authority have informed schools that Public Health England and the DfE have agreed a 6 day window after the final day of teaching in which schools are asked to remain contactable so they can assist with contact tracing where necessary. This will allow enough time for positive COVID-19 cases to be identified and confirmed by a test and for relevant contacts in the education setting to be traced. Although not a legal requirement, the DfE have confirmed that to help the national effort to limit the spread of the virus, they are asking schools to assist with contact tracing for a limited time at the start of the Christmas holidays. As Leaders across the Federation this is what we shall do. They go on to say that assuming the last day in school is 18th December, schools will only need to contact trace for pupils/staff where their symptoms appeared between 18th and 20th December. For us at Towers this will mean our last day in school is 17th December, as two schools we will only need to contact trace for children and staff where their symptoms appeared between 17th and 19th December. Where a pupil or staff member tests positive for COVID-19, having developed symptoms more than 48 hours since being in school, the school should not be contacted, and parents/staff are advised that they should follow the contact tracing instructions provided by NHS Test and Trace.
Just so parents are aware the duration of isolation changed from Monday 14th December from 14 days to 10 days and further information can be found here; https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-chief-medical-officers-statement-on-the-self-isolation-period-11-december-2020
Therefore please see dates below regarding date of last contact against return date to usual activity below.
From 00:01 on Sunday 20th December the tiers are changing and unfortunately Havering has been classified at Tier 4. See information below regarding what this means for us as a community. #staysafeteamtowers
If during this pandemic your personal circumstances have changed, please review the attached Free school meals application, it is totally confidential and could be of great benefit to you and your child during these unprecedented times.
The COVID Winter Grant Scheme is also in place if families report difficulties in accessing food or paying household bills. Access to this support is through the local authority and further information can be found here; https://www.dabd.org.uk/help-and-advice/help-with-money/havering-emergency-assistance-scheme