Currently the national position means the majority of measures/mitigations that settings have implemented up to now will no longer be required from 16th August 2021. It is expected that settings will continue to: · Promote full vaccination of all staff and parents · Ensure good hygiene for everyone. · Maintain appropriate cleaning regimes. · Keep occupied spaces well ventilated. · Follow public health advice on testing, self-isolation and managing confirmed cases of COVID-19
Should a number of cases be seen in school then the school will discuss with Public Health the next steps in a outbreak response.
This may require school to re enter into some of the organisational changes seen in the last school year.
Triggers for Local Outbreak Management Plan Response
These local triggers will remain under review, and are defined below: Setting raises concern about 2+ linked cases 3+ cases within a group in the setting within 5 days 5+ cases across a setting within 5 days 3+ staffing cases, or fewer if impacting on the capacity of the setting to operate
Additional Mitigations/ Measures
Where Warwickshire Public Health are required to activate the local outbreak plan response we will recommend additional measures that should be put in place. These may be one or more of the following and will be set out in the setting’s outbreak management plan.
Reintroduction of ‘groups’
Measures in relation to contact tracing and isolation
Reintroduction of face coverings (communal areas, playrooms)
Re-introduction of on-site LFT testing, or increased home testing
Additional PCR testing
Partial closure or closure of the setting
Other measures based on local context of the setting
Any additional measures recommended to benefit managing transmission will be weighed against any impact on children’s access to early education and childcare.
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Milverton Primary School Greatheed Road, Leamington Spa, CV32 6ES