On Tuesday 29 March, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Sajid Javid, set out the next steps for living with COVID-19 in England from Friday 1 April. Free COVID-19 tests will continue to be available for specific groups, including eligible patients and NHS staff, once the universal testing offer ends on Friday 1 April. Updated guidance will advise:
The population now has much stronger protection against COVID-19 than at any other point in the pandemic. This means we can begin to manage the virus like other respiratory infections, thanks to the success of the vaccination programme and access to antivirals, alongside natural immunity and increased scientific and public understanding about how to manage risk.
The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) will publish new guidance for education settings. Most of the specific COVID-19 guidance for education and childcare settings will be withdrawn from GOV.UK on Friday 1 April. The operational guidance on the testing in education settings document sharing platform will also be removed on the same day.
ADULT & STAFF MENTAL HEALTH & WELLBEING
At Thorneyholme RC Primary School we are committed to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of all of our staff. This has never been more important than in the current climate.
Key documents have been added here for quicker signposting if needed.
Links to signpost you to support, advice and strategies on-line.