As you will be aware that our case rates in the District are extremely high, almost equivalent to November 2020 when the District was put into the highest tier of restrictions. Infections in school-age children have been the main contributory factor to the rate of COVID-19 in recent weeks.
Wakefield Council’s Corporate Director for Children and Young People, Beate Wagner, and Director of Public Health, Anna Hartley, have issued new advice to take effect from Monday 1 November, which can be found here.
We are supporting these measures and asking all students to play their part by:
- Wearing of face coverings when on site. Face coverings should be worn by students in classrooms and communal areas.
- Ensure you continue to take twice-weekly LFT tests and log your results.
- Where an unvaccinated student is a household contact (i.e. someone who he/she lives with is positive), he/she should remain at home for three to five days, taking a PCR test on day five. He/she should only return if the test is negative. The young person should stay at home and arrange another test if he/she later develops symptoms. Those vaccinated more than 14 days ago, and children aged 5 to 16 who have tested positive for COVID-19 via a PCR test within the past 90 days, are exempt from this advice.
Thank you for your continued support in keeping infection rates within our College, and our wider community, as low as possible.