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Guidance, risk assessments & instructions for parents about Covid-19

Our Covid-19 Action Plan

The Governors and senior leadership team of St John’s are keeping the pandemic response under constant review. In response to the daily changes in the national and local situation, we are doing everything possible to maintain a safe environment for our staff and pupils, and to provide continuity of learning.

All of our actions are underpinned by detailed risk assessments. We receive daily advice from the Department for Education, and weekly updates from Bristol City Council. We update our procedures in accordance with any recommendations made in these communications.

We aim to keep our community informed by sending out clear guidance to parents by email and publishing documents on the website.

Quick guide for parents and carers re COVID and attendance (2021)

As you have probably seen in the news, there is an increasing number of reports of discrepancies between LFD & PCR test results. Bristol City Council has been escalating the issue through the relevant agencies and has provided the following update.

“UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) have been made aware of some areas reporting positive LFD test results with subsequent negative PCR tests and are currently looking into the cause. Whilst the UKHSA investigation is under-way, we advise that if a pupil or staff member has been in close contact with a positive case (such as a household member) or has displayed Covid-19 symptoms and has tested positive on an LFD (but subsequently tested negative on a PCR), they are treated as potentially infectious. We recommend they isolate and remain out of the setting, for 10 days.”

We will be following this updated advice whilst the investigation into these issues is ongoing, and will update you when we receive any further information. If you are unsure whether your child should attend school based on this updated guidance please contact the school office to discuss.


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