Latest Covid Information
All the information you need about attending Fullhurst safely.
We’ve created this handy area for parents and pupils below to see all the most up-to-date information from both the school, the local authority and the UK Government, which will be updated regularly to provide a comprehensive guide to all the latest information.
Please click here for updates on the latest COVID requirements for schools.
From Monday 17th January, people will be able to leave isolation after 5 full days from when symptoms begin or a test has been taken. If they test negative on both day 5 and day 6 and do not have a temperature, for example, if your child tests negative on the morning of day 5 and the morning of day 6, they can return to school immediately on day 6. If your child tests positive from a lateral flow test then we will require an image of the LFD positive result and the NHS self isolation message reported via the app or email. We will also need evidence of the negative LFD test results if they are to end their self isolation period on day 6. However, if your child has symptoms of Covid 19 then they will need to go and get a PCR test and again report the results of this in the normal way to us.
Following the announcement last week face coverings are no longer recommended in classrooms for students in Years 7 and above. Face coverings are still required in communal areas and on transport until Thursday 27th January. Local directors of public health may still recommend the use of face coverings beyond this date if there are specific concerns in school. All measures are subject to routine review. Students and staff who still wish to wear a face covering in lessons are able to do so, as they have always been.
If you are required to self-isolate your subject teachers will be setting you work via your school email. There will also be resources for you to use on SharePoint and you will need to use your school login details (your email address and the password you use to get onto school computers) to gain access. Your subject teacher will let you know which resources to use.
Please click here for further home learning information and resources.
Latest local testing information
Information on the test sites in the Leicestershire area:
Bede Park piazza (walk-in)
Belgrave Neighbourhood Centre (indoors, walk-in) 8am—8pm
Birstall Park and Ride (permanent site – drive through only) 8am-8pm
Highfields Centre (walk-in)
Overton Road (walk-in) 8am-8pm
Victoria Park (mobile unit – drive through).
Jubilee Square (walk in) 8am-8pm
Test centres have varying times but the times stipulated above are accurate for that site. The sites without opening times may vary.
When you go for your test, wear a face covering and bring a photo ID as well as your booking number.
If your child has symptoms and is awaiting a test, you must not return the child to school and the household self-isolate until you have received the test results. If the test is negative, you may return to school. They will provide you with a card to register your test online or via the phone.
Government guidance and resources on Coronavirus
Department for Education Coronavirus support
Guidance for GCSE results:
- Guidance on how grades have been awarded
- Guidance for young people on understanding their grades
- Awarding Organisation links for appeals and complaints for VTQ
The DfE has launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:
Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)
Free school meals information and FAQs
COVID-19 - Advice and resources for parents of SEN/vulnerable students can be found on our SEND page
Public Health England have published an easy read mental health guide, read it here.