Keeping our pupils and staff safe
While across the UK, coronavirus restrictions continue to ease, at Thomas Bewick Primary School, the safety of our pupils and staff remains our top priority and we will continue to follow guidelines issued by the DfE.
For all of the latest Trust-wide Covid-19 information, click here.
Please use the drop down menus below to view more information relating specifically to Covid-19 guidance at Bishop’s Primary School.
Please use the following booking form to register for our essential early morning provision:
Week beginning Monday 13th September 2021 Please note this form will close at the end of the school day on Thursday.
From 1 March 2021, if you’re a member of a household, childcare bubble or support bubble of staff or a pupil you can get a twice-weekly lateral flow test (LFT):
- through your employer if they offer testing to employees
- at a local test site
- by collecting a home test kit from a test site
- by ordering a home test kit online
How to get a test kit
There are a number of ways you can come by a lateral flow test kit:
1. Get a test through your employer – Your workplace may offer rapid lateral flow testing to you. Contact your employer to find out more.
2. Take a test at a rapid lateral flow test site – You can take a rapid lateral flow test at a local site. Testing at these sites is assisted, which means you will swab yourself under the supervision of a trained operator. You may need to book an appointment. Click here to find your nearest rapid lateral flow test site.
3. Collect a test kit from a local collection point – You can collect 2 packs of home test kits at a local collection point. Each pack contains 7 tests. Anyone 18 or over can collect a test kit. Most collection points are open from 1.30pm to 7pm. You can check online if the location is open or busy before you go. You do not need to make an appointment. Do not visit a collection point outside opening hours, as it may be used to test people with coronavirus symptoms outside these times. Find your nearest home test kit collection point.
4. Order home test kits online – If you cannot get tested at your workplace, or are unable to go to a test site or collect test kits, you can order a home test kit online. Do not order online if you can get a test through other methods. This frees up home delivery for those who need it most. Order rapid lateral flow home test kits.
What twice-weekly testing involves
You will be asked to:
- take a test twice a week (every 3 or 4 days apart)
- report every result to NHS Test and Trace on the same day you take the test. Report your test result online or by calling 119.
If anyone tests positive or gets coronavirus symptoms, they should tell the school and:
- self-isolate immediately
- get a PCR test to confirm the result
- follow the stay at home guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection
A negative result means the test did not find signs of coronavirus. But this does not guarantee you do not have coronavirus, so you should keep following all coronavirus advice including:
- regular handwashing
- social distancing
- wearing a face covering where recommended
Full guidance can be found here.