Oakfield School
COVID-19

COVID-19

COVID-19

COVID19 Vaccination consent form for children and young people.  If you wish for you child to have the COVID19 Vaccination in school, please complete the following form:

https://forms.office.com/r/fqErf8x2zs

The COVID-19 vaccine is being offered to all children aged 12-15 years old. Your child will receive their 1st and/ or 2nd COVID-19 vaccine in school.

COVID-19 Vaccination Guidance

Current Guidance (accurate as of January 2022)

Lateral Flow testing

  • Twice weekly home testing is encouraged for both staff and pupils. If identified as a close contact then daily testing is advised- pupils are notified via a text to parent/carer.

Positive Lateral Flow

  • If staff or students have a positive result from a Lateral Flow Test, they need to contact the school ASAP.  A picture of the lateral test along with a piece of paper stating the staff or pupils name along with date is required (this is to be sent to me). A PCR is not required.

Isolation period

  • You may be able to end your self-isolation period before the end of the 10 full days. You can take an LFD test from 5 days after the day your symptoms started (or the day your test was taken if you did not have symptoms), and another LFD test on the following day. If both these test results are negative, and you do not have a high temperature, you may end your self-isolation after the second negative test result. Both tests needs to be snet to me along with your name and date next to the test.  If the result of either of their tests is positive (day 6 and 7),  you would continue to self-isolate until they get negative results from two laterals on consecutive days or until they have completed 10 full days of self-isolation, whichever is earliest.

 Close Contact

A contact is a person who has been close to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. You can be a contact any time from 2 days before the person who tested positive developed their symptoms or tested positive (if no symptoms). A contact is defined as:

  • anyone who lives in the same household as another person who has COVID-19 symptoms or has tested positive for COVID-19
  • anyone who has had any of the following types of contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19:
    • face-to-face contact including being coughed on or having a face-to-face conversation within one metre
    • been within one metre for one minute or longer without face-to-face contact
    • been within 2 metres of someone for more than 15 minutes (either as a one-off contact, or added up together over one day)

 Close contact isolation-

if you are informed by NHS Test and Trace that you are a contact of someone who has had a positive LFD or PCR test result for COVID-19, you are legally required to stay at home and self-isolate unless you meet one of the following conditions:

  • you are fully vaccinated (2 doses)
  • you are aged under 18 years old
  • you have taken part in or are currently part of an approved COVID-19 vaccine trial
  • you are not able to get vaccinated for medical reasons

 Symptoms of COVID-19 are:

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

If you are negative on the lateral but have one of the above symptoms you  need to self-isolate straight away until you get your results. Do not leave home, except to post a test kit or for a PCR test appointment

Guidance for Parents/Carers:

What parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges during COVID-19 – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Supporting your children’s remote education during coronavirus (COVID-19) – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)