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Covid 19 Information and Policies

 

Please find below links to help you with general information about Coronavirus and the School’s response.

Latest practical information will appear here:

Rapid LFD Testing at TGS 

Rapid testing (using a Lateral Flow Device, LFD) helps identify those asymptomatic cases that might otherwise not be detected, causing the virus to spread further. The testing offer at Tonbridge Grammar School is in line with Department for Education guidance.

Home Testing

Staff and sudents will be provided with home testing kits to enable them to resume subsequent regular testing at home.

Results should be notified to the NHS https://www.gov.uk/report-covid19-result and also to the School - see below links.

Any students or staff testing positive via this testing should self-isolate and book a PCR test as soon as possible.


Twice weekly home testing for staff

 

Twice weekly home testing for students 

Parents and carers of school children are also being encouraged to test twice a week - kits can be ordered from Schools, nurseries and colleges testing: order coronavirus (COVID-19) rapid lateral flow home test kits - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Linked documents:

National advice for parents/carers and staff regarding COVID-19 Coronavirus

The Department for Education have established a helpline that is available to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents, carers and young people can contact the helpline as follows:

Phone: 0800 046 8687

Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk

Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)

The NHS has asked schools to make their NHS COVID-19 Parent Guide available - please use the link below to access the guide

Please read the guidance links below on social distancing and about effective self-isolation.

Personal hygiene is the most important way in which people can tackle COVID-19, especially washing hands more; and the catch it, bin it, kill it strategy for those with coughs and sneezes.  

Links to the latest information are below: