BerkswichCE Primary School

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Coronavirus, School Closure & Parent Support

The Government’s objective in the next phase of the COVID-19 response is to enable the country to manage COVID-19 like other respiratory illnesses, while minimising danger and retaining the ability to respond if a new variant emerges with more dangerous properties.


The government document “Living with COVID-19” sets out its ongoing response - COVID-19 Response (


At Berkswich CE Primary, the safety of everyone in the school community continues to be our priority. Although there  is no longer a legal requirement for people who are positive with COVID-19 to self-isolate, the public health advice is for anyone with the main symptoms of COVID-19 or those who are displaying any of the main symptoms of COVID-19 to stay at home and avoid contact with others -adults should isolate for 5 days following a confirmed positive test and children for 3 days.


Please refer to our whole school COVID-19 Risk Assessment and Outbreak Management Plan which detail the preventative measures and actions we will take in the event of an outbreak. These can be found under the School and Class Risk Assessments pencil tab at the bottom of the page.


COVID-19 protocols that will remain in place:

Good hand and respiratory hygiene: Children will wash / sanitise their hands on entry to school and frequently throughout the day. Hand washing is an embedded part of the school routine. Children will continue to be taught about good respiratory hygiene including the ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’ approach.

Enhanced Cleaning: High touch points and communal areas will continue to be cleaned throughout the day. 

Maximum ventilation: Windows and doors will be open to promote good air flow and outdoor learning will be maximised. We are using CO2 monitors in all classrooms to ensure ventilation is sufficient and to identify areas where improved ventilation is required.