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Coronavirus

Coronavirus

This page provides the most up-to-date guidance and COVID-19 related materials from the RGSHW

Please use the email address attendance@rgshw.com to notify the school if:

  • Your son has a positive LFD test result (please also advise the date of PCR when booked).
  • Your son is unwell with one of the main three Covid-19 symptoms and the date of booked PCR test.
  • The result of the PCR and expected return to school date as advised by NHS.

Home Covid-19 Testing

Please ensure that your son completes an LFD test each Sunday and Wednesday evening. Please notify the school of a positive LFD test result to attendance@rgshw.com  

If your son has a positive LFD test, he should self-isolate and get a PCR as soon as possible, within two days. Please keep the school updated via email to attendance@rgshw.com

If your son has any of the 3 main symptoms of COVID-19, even if they are mild, he should self-isolate; please book him a PCR test and inform the school attendance@rgshw.com of the date of test and the result.

Main symptoms:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

Covid-19 FAQ

My son has a positive LFD test result – If your son returns a positive LFD test (even if he has no symptoms) he should self-isolate. Please inform attendance@rgshw.com of the positive LFD test result and book a confirmatory PCR test within 2 days. Please inform attendance@rgshw.com of the PCR test result and an expected date of return to school.

My son is unwell but LFD test is negative – If your son is showing any of the above symptoms, please inform attendance@rgshw.com and book a confirmatory PCR test within 2 days. Do not send him to school until the PCR test results are returned, please inform attendance@rgshw.com of the PCR test result and an expected date of return to school.

A member of my family/household/friend/classmate has tested positive for COVID-19, what should I do? If your son feels well and does not have any of the three main Covid-19 symptoms, he can continue to attend school and is not required to self-isolate, unless specifically told to do so by NHS Track & Trace. If he has been asked to self-isolate by NHS T&T, please notify attendance@rgshw.com and please advise your son’s expected date of return to school.

My son has been contacted by NHS Track & Trace and asked to self-isolate. Please inform attendance@rgshw.com , advise the expected date of return to school and follow NHS guidance.

My son had a positive LFT test but his PCR result has come back negative. Please notify attendance@rgshw.com of the negative result and if he is well, he can return to school; please advise the expected date of return to school.

Academic support

During these times we will continue to provide a broad and balanced curriculum. We will ensure that those students who need to self-isolate will still be able to access their learning. Work will be posted on Teams/VLE within 24 hours of a lesson. We expect students to submit all work by the required deadline unless of course, they are too unwell to work. We would encourage students with any academic concerns to be proactive and seek guidance from their subject staff. If a staff member needs to self-isolate, they are expected (if well) to deliver their lessons via Teams/VLE to the students in school. There is an expectation that the lessons will have an interactive element, this could include a live lesson, podcast, audio PowerPoint, quizzes, responding or conversing in posts. All students are required to bring in headphones to cater for this eventuality. If parents have any concerns about the academic progress of their son please do contact your son’s Form Tutor in the first instance.

Wellbeing support

We are aware of the additional strain that students and their families have faced during 2020 & 2021. This can at times become overwhelming for us all. Our pastoral care for our students is more important than ever during these times. We are fortunate to have a very experienced Student Development team ready to support students with any concerns they may have. Should your son have any worries or concerns, no matter how big or small please get in contact with your son’s Form Tutor in the first instance or any other trusted member of staff. We are here to support.

Relevant Government Guidance

when TO SELF ISOLATE AND WHAT TO DO 

How to get a test

COVID-19 Testing

How to do your test

COVID-19 Testing Privacy Statement

COVID-19 Home Testing Privacy Statement

Data Protection FAQs for Parents

Risks Assessments, Policies and Contact Details

RGS Covid Risk Assessment - School

Addendum to Behaviour Policy

Isolation Procedures

Contact details for concerns – RGS - attendance@rgshw.com

 

 

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