COVID 19 from September 2021

We are all looking forward to a return to a more normal way of life in school from September. However we are very aware that we are still in the midst of a pandemic. You may find the information below helpful.

What happens if there is an outbreak of Coronavirus in the school ?

From September 2021 all schools are required to have a contingency framework which describes the principles of managing a local outbreak of Coronavirus.

Our contingency framework below outlines the measures which may be taken, who recommends the measures, when measures should be lifted and how those decisions will be made.

MMPS COVID-Contingency-Plan-September-2021.docx (1)

Guidance on what to do if your child tests positive has changed. You are now no longer required to get a confirmatory PCR test if your child has a positive result from a lateral flow test.

For further information please see the update guidance

Covid 19 parent flowchart Update 17th Jan

How long does my child need to isolate if they test positive?

If the test positive your child will need to isolate for 10 days. Isolation can be ended early if lateral flow tests taken on Day 5 and Day 6 are negative and your child has no symptoms. They must not return to school if they have a temperature or are still unwell. For further explanation of the changes to self-isolation see the diagram below.

Changes to Isolation Period Diagram