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Face Mask Guidance Letter 14th May 2021

Following the Prime Minister's announcement on Monday this week, I write to confirm that, in line with government guidance, the following measures will be in place from Monday 17th May.

As part of a careful and cautious next step, face coverings will no longer be mandatory in classrooms for staff or students. We do accept that individuals may prefer to continue to wear face coverings in classrooms and so, that option will be permitted during this phase of the roadmap. However, in busier areas such as corridors, at lesson changeovers and in social areas where social distancing is not possible, whilst not compulsory, we would encourage face coverings to be worn by students. Face coverings for staff in communal areas will remain compulsory.

Clearly, face coverings in classrooms may need to be re-introduced for a compulsory, temporary period in response to any localised outbreaks. Should this be required over the coming weeks, information will be shared directly with staff and students. We do intend to review this situation after half term.

All other systems of control remain in place and must be followed, including twice weekly home testing for staff and students with home testing kits issued as and when they are received in the Academy.

Thank you for your ongoing support

Yours sincerely

Mr Andy Kelly
Principal

 

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Article Published : 14/5/2021