Covid-19

Please refer to the ‘News‘ tab for the latest updates regarding provision and school open or closure status.

Please feel free to use the ‘Contact‘ tab to email the Centre with any concerns or questions and a member of our team will respond accordingly.

Christchurch Learning Centre has put a comprehensive plan in place in order to minimise risks associated with COVID-19 for staff, pupils and visitors at each of our sites.  However, should you or anyone in your household develop any of the following symptoms please notify CLC immediately.

  • a high temperature – taken with a thermometer reading above 38°C
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot, for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours
  • a loss or change to sense of smell or taste – this means they cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different from normal.

In addition the Department for Education Coronavirus helpline is available to anyone in education who has questions. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline by phone on 0800 046 8687 or by emailing DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk . Their opening hours are from 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday). Alternatively, please call the Learning Centre on 01202 471410.

Asymptomatic Testing

Following government guidelines, Christchurch Learning Centre has implemented asymptomatic testing for all pupils and staff attending The Centre. Once in receipt of consent from Parents/Guardians, students are tested on their first day back in centre and again, between three and five days later. Staff will be tested once a week on an ongoing basis.
Should any member of our school community test positive, serial testing will commence. All close contacts of the positive case, will be tested on a daily basis for 7 days (excluding weekends when self-isolation is required). A negative test result will allow staff and pupils to continue with normal day to day activities for the next 24 hours without the need for self-isolation. Alternatively, close contacts may choose to self-isolate at home for 10 days as per government guidelines.

 

Quick guide

What to do when… Action needed When to return to school

My child has COVID-19 symptoms.

 

Do not come to school.

Self-isolate the whole household for 10 days or until negative test result is received.

Get a COVID-19 test.

Inform school immediately of result.

Test result is negative.

 

My child tests positive for COVID-19.

Do not come to school.

Self-isolate for 10 days.

Members of your family and support bubble must isolate for 10 days even if they have a negative test result.

Inform school immediately of result.

Not before 10 days.

Even if they have a cough or loss of taste/smell. These symptoms can last several weeks after the infection has gone.

Someone in the household has COVID-19 symptoms.

Do not come to school.

Self-isolate whole household for 10 days.

Household member to get a COVID-19 test.

Inform school immediately of result.

Test result is negative.
Someone in the household tests positive for COVID-19.

Do not come to school.

Self-isolate the household for 10 days.

Child has completed 10 days of self-isolation and has not developed symptoms.
NHS Test and Trace has identified my child as a close contact of a confirmed COVID-19 case.

Do not come to school.

Self-isolate for 10 days.

Child has completed 10 days self-isolation and has not developed symptoms.

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