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Covid-19 - Latest Updates From the Academy
On this page we will update you with key information relating to the school and Covid-19. Previous updates and letters home can all be found on our Letters Home page.
Update: 7th January 2022
URGENT - LATERAL FLOW TESTING
All students were given a supply of lateral flow test kits today (Friday 7th January). These should be taken on Sunday evening and the result must be recorded here
before school starts on Monday. Any students whose results have not been recorded may find their learning is delayed on Monday. Thank you for your support in helping keep your family and the rest of our community as safe as possible.
Update: 7th January 2022
Message from Southwark Council about Covid tests and vaccinations.
Click HERE to download a letter to parents/carers from Southwark's Director of Public Health.
Covid-19 vaccinations - young people aged 12-15
Click HERE to read a letter to parents from the NHS about vaccinations for young people aged 12-15. This letter includes a link to the consent form.
This process is run entirely by the NHS and any concerns or queries MUST be addressed to 0208 614 5306 or Hrch.email@example.com. The academy will not be dealing with queries regarding the vaccine. Please see further information below.
New resources about vaccinations
- FAQs about the schools vaccination programme, covering key information such as safety, consent and eligibility
- Information on vaccines and how to book for 12 to 15 year olds - Healthier South East London Integrated Care System
- South East London CCG’s vaccine FAQs
- UK Health Security Agency COVID-19 vaccination resources for children and young people
- Webinar recording Q&A on vaccines for 12 to 15 year olds with Greenwich GP Dr Debisi Olunluyo and Jackie Davidson, Greenwich public health vaccination programme lead
You might also find these two NHS leaflets useful:
- Covid-19 Vaccinations - A Guide for Children and Young People
- What to Expect After Your Covid-19 Vaccination: Advice for Children and Young People
How pupils can get vaccinated if they miss the school sessions
If a pupil has missed the school vaccination programme they can:
- Use the national booking system to get an appointment
- Visit a walk-in vaccination clinic in south east London (booking is possible and advisable at some clinics)
- Contact their GP
Flu vaccinations - consent form
The School Immunisation Team will be at school in November to offer free flu vaccinations for all students in Year 7 to 11. Please follow the link below to complete an online consent form (one for each child) to ensure your child receives their vaccination.
The vaccination is free and is a quick, simple and painless spray up the nose. Even if your child had the vaccine last year, the type of flu can vary each winter, so it is recommended to have it again this year or they won’t be protected.
Covid vaccinations - 16-18 year olds
People aged 18 and over (or will turn 18 within 3 months)
- Can book online or call 119 for an appointment at a vaccination centre or pharmacy
- Can find a walk-in clinic to get vaccinated without needing an appointment
- Can follow up with their GP surgery and book an appointment with them
Young people aged 16 and 17
The first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is now available to all 16 and 17 year olds nationwide. Second dosage timings remain under review and you will be updated in due course. Parental consent is not required provided that the young person has capacity.
In south east London, young people aged 16 and 17 years can get a vaccine in one of two ways:
- By attending a grab-a-jab walk-in clinic (no appointment required)
- Through a direct invitation to book from a healthcare provider
Click HERE to download a letter to parents from Southwark Council about Covid vaccinations for 16 and 17 year old.
Click HERE to download a letter to headteachers from Southwark Council about Covid vaccinations for 16 and 17 year old.
Timings of the Day 2021-22
From September 2021 we will not be putting year groups into bubbles and will no longer have staggered start times. Click HERE to see the timings of the day for each Key Stage.
Home Testing Kits - How to Report Results
Click HERE to report the result to NHS Test and Trace.
Click HERE to complete the simple form and report the result to the school.
Covid-19 - national advice
The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:
- new continuous cough and/or
- high temperature
- a loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)
For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness.
If your child or anyone in the household does develop symptoms, you can seek advice from NHS 111 at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms/ or by phoning 111.
How to stop COVID-19 spreading
There are things you can do to help reduce the risk of you and anyone you live with getting ill with COVID-19.
- Wash your hands regularly and for at least 20 seconds.
- Cover your face in enclosed spaces, especially where social distancing may be difficult and where you will come into contact with people you do not normally meet.
- It is no longer compulsory to wear cloth face coverings on public transport, shops and other indoor settings.
- Stay 2 metres apart where possible, or 1 metre with extra precautions in place.
- Keep your distance from people who are outside your household or support bubble.
- Limit social gatherings and avoid crowded places.
Further information is available at https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus/education-and-childcare