Face coverings - update
The latest government directive has advised that face coverings should continue to be worn in school as a precautionary measure when pupils return after the Easter holidays. This directive is voluntary.
This cautious approach will help limit the risk of transmission and enable continued monitoring of the effect of school returns, as twice weekly testing is established and embedded in pupil's routines.
It is expected that face coverings will no longer be required to be worn in classrooms or communal areas, at Step 3 of the roadmap, which will be no earlier than Monday 17th May.
All changes will be confirmed with one week's notice and all other safety measures remain in place, including regular asymptomatic testing, smaller group bubbles, increased hygiene, ventilation, and social distancing where possible.
Hopefully you have all had a relaxing Easter and I look forward to welcoming everybody back on Tuesday 20th April.