Before Christmas, you may have seen reports in the media about testing for pupils and staff in primary schools being rolled out at the end of January. This is still going ahead but will be for staff only during this time due to the reduced numbers of children attending school. I will update you again when school resumes for all about the systems in place for those of you who wish for your children to be tested when they return. Please note, testing is not compulsory.
Please don’t forget that Hillingdon council are offering lateral flow tests at a couple of centres around the borough for those who wish to be tested but do not have symptoms. The centres are at The Beck Theatre in Hayes and at the Civic Centre itself. If you have symptoms, please book a test through the usual channels. If your child is not attending school, you will not need to inform us of a positive result. However, please let your child’s class teacher know if they are unable to access the home learning because they are unwell – it will mean that we won’t be calling you to find out why they are not engaging. Please can I remind parents whose children are attending school to keep them at home if you or they are awaiting a Covid-19 test result?