All parents were contacted in July and August to offer them the opportunity to register their child for two Covid-19 Lateral Flow tests in the academy on Tuesday 31 August and Thursday 2 September, prior to the return to school on Monday 6 September. Registration for testing closed on 26 August.
Registration for Covid-19 testing on site has now closed.
Students whose parents have provided consent are invited to attend the Auditorium at Outwood Academy Normanby on both Tuesday 31 August and Thursday 2 September at the following times:
9.00 - 9.45am Surnames starting with letters A - C
10.00 - 10.45am Surnames starting with letters D - L
11.00 - 11.45am Surnames starting with letters M - S
12.00 - 12.45pm Surnames starting with letters T - Z
Students whose parents have not registered for testing on site are able to collect Covid-19 lateral flow test kits to self test at home prior to the academy opening on 6 September. Test kits will be available for collection from the Auditorium on Tuesday 31 August and Thursday 2 September between 9am and 1pm.
Home testing kits are also available from local pharmacies and community venues. Please see below for guidance on conducting home tests.
Contact Tracing and Self Isolation
- Contact tracing will no longer be conducted by the academy (from 19 July). NHS Test and Trace will complete contact tracing for positive cases.
Self-isolation rules for close contacts in all settings are changing on 16 August.
- From 16 August close contacts who are fully vaccinated or those under 18 will not need to self isolate
- All close contacts will be advised to take a PCR test – you should encourage anyone identified as a close contact to do this
- Individuals identified as close contacts will not need to self-isolate while they are awaiting the results of their test
- If the PCR result is positive, the individual must isolate and NHS Test and Trace will work with them to identify any close contacts
School Risk Assessment and Covid-19 Asymptomatic Testing in the Autumn Term 2021
The Department for Education published updated guidance on 7 July 2021: Schools Covid Operational Guidance. This guidance explains the actions schools should take to reduce the risk of transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19) in their school. This includes public health advice, endorsed by Public Health England (PHE).
In response to this guidance, we have amended our Whole School Risk Assessment (see below) and the measures which we will put in place to ensure we are providing the best educational opportunities and support for our students, whilst minimising the risk of transmission of Covid-19 from September 2021.
Asymptomatic testing remains important in reducing the risk of transmission of infection within schools. We have been encouraging students and staff to carry out home LFT tests twice per week, suggesting Wednesday and Sunday evenings, and we will continue to do this and provide testing kits for students during term time until it is reviewed by the Department for Education at the end of September.
If you or your family require additional Covid testing kits over the summer holidays, please access them from local community venues and pharmacies.
We are offering students the opportunity to be tested in the academy on Tuesday 30 August and Thursday 2 September, prior to all students returning on Monday 6 September 2021.
If you would like your child to access on-site testing, please complete this OANo Student - COVID-19 LFD Testing Consent Form by Tuesday 10 August to provide your consent. We will contact those who have provided consent for testing in the week of 23 August to confirm the time that they should attend for testing.
If you do not consent to on site testing for your child, we would encourage you to collect home testing kits from the academy on Thursday 2 September between 10am and 2pm or access these at a community venue or pharmacy to enable them to test at home, prior to their return.
We strongly encourage ALL students to take a Covid-19 test prior to their return to the academy to help minimise the risk of transmission and safeguard students and staff.