COVID: Information and tests

Following the latest government guidance, we intend to re-open our school as fully and ‘normally’ as possible in order to ensure that our students get the very best possible educational experience.  This means that all aspects of Swan School life will be in place, including family dining, assemblies, and electives.  However, we are also mindful of the need to keep our community safe and will therefore be maintaining the following protective measures:

  • Increased hand hygiene – students will sanitise their hands upon entry to every class; sanitiser is also available at all doors to the building.
  • Ventilation – where possible, classroom doors and windows will be kept open to increase air flow to these spaces.
  • Enhanced cleaning – tables are sanitised between class groups and all areas of the school are thoroughly cleaned at the end of every day.
  • Face coverings – are no longer mandatory but staff and students are welcome to wear one if they wish.

 

All students have been invited into school for two Covid-19 tests before term begins fully.  Students should do a lateral flow home test for COVID every THREE TO FIVE DAYS, including over the holidays. All results (including negative results) should be reported to the NHS by clicking the buttons below.   Please note that contacts of positive cases who are under the age of 18, who have been double vaccinated, or are medically exempt from vaccination will no longer need to isolate but will be advised to get a PCR test to check for infection.

To enable us to open during the pandemic while keeping students, staff and families safe we have carried out a comprehensive risk assessment. The latest version of our risk assessment is available by clicking the link below.