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Face Coverings for Staff and Students Mandatory from Tuesday 22nd September
Following the government’s announcement of local restrictions being placed on Merseyside, please be aware that with effect from Tuesday 22nd September face coverings should be worn by staff and students when moving around indoors, such as in corridors and communal areas where social distancing is difficult to maintain. It will not be necessary to wear face coverings in the classroom, where protective measures already mean the risks are lower, and they may inhibit teaching and learning.
Some individuals are exempt from wearing face coverings. For example people who cannot put on, wear or remove a face covering because of a physical or mental illness or impairment, or disability, or if you are speaking to or providing assistance to someone who relies on lip reading, clear sound or facial expression to communicate. The same exemptions will apply in education settings, and we would expect teachers and other staff to be sensitive to those needs.
Please ensure that your child comes to school from Tuesday 22nd September onward with either a disposable face mask or face covering made from a plain material. If you child is exempt from wearing a mask, please provide a note of explanation that your son/daughter should hand to their form tutor.
Levels of COVID-19 in Liverpool are high and increasing every day.
It is now essential that parents and carers in Liverpool wear face coverings when collecting and dropping off their children at school.
Director of Public Health 15.09.2020
Coronavirus symptoms and NHS testing
The main symptoms of coronavirus are:
• a high temperature
• a new, continuous cough
• a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste
• Most people with coronavirus have at least one of these symptoms.
If your son/daughter has at least one of the above symptoms we would ask that you arrange a free NHS test as soon as possible. Please inform school staff of the test outcome immediately.
From September 2020, the school reopened for all children - in line with Local and National Guidance.
As we welcome back our pupils, please read our new School Covid-19 Risk Assessment, that has been produced in conjunction with the Local Authority and other National Agencies.