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COVID-19: Impact on school

Updated 1.4.22


Dear parents and carers, 


You may be aware that the government have updated COVID-19 information as of 1st April 2022. Guidance now states:



  • adults with the symptoms of a respiratory infection, and who have a high temperature or feel unwell, should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people until they feel well enough to resume normal activities and they no longer have a high temperature
  • children and young people who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and avoid contact with other people. They can go back to school, college or childcare when they no longer have a high temperature, and they are well enough to attend
  • adults with a positive COVID-19 test result should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days, which is when they are most infectious. For children and young people aged 18 and under, the advice is 3 days


If your child is absent from school, you must inform the school office.


Classes D to S: If your child is absent for COVID-related reasons, they are expected to engage in remote learning, unless they are too poorly to do so- please inform the school office if this is the case. 


Please note, the Local Authority have sent safeguarding for schools to follow where there is a lack of communication and/or engagement in remote learning. These procedures, including sharing information with outside agencies, are being followed as required.


As we carefully and cautiously return to normal, the following measures continue to remain in place and are being reviewed regularly. 


  • Whilst social distancing requirements are no longer the same, people still have the right to keep their distance and this should be respected. As such, our one-way system for the start and end of the day, coming onto the playground via Key Stage 1 and leaving via Key Stage 2, will remain in place. 
  • Staggered starts and end times are no longer required. However there will be ten minute window for drop off and collection so that you do not need to rush and crowd on the playground. Please drop any children from Reception to Year 6 off between 8.40 and 8.50 and collect them between 3.10 and 3.20.
  • Dingle Ducks times have now returned to 8.45-11.45 and 12.30-3.30. 
  • Any years 5 or 6 children walking to or from school alone will continue to enter and leave via the main entrance for the time being. They must arrive between 8.40 and 8.50 and will be dismissed at 3.15.
  • If your child develops symptoms of COVID-19 or receives a positive test result, it is absolutely essential that you let us know immediately by emailing in order for us to report this as required.


If any families are experiencing difficulty because of the pandemic, please don't hesitate to contact us. We may be able to offer support or direct you to someone who can help. We really are here for you and want the best for everyone in our school community. 


If anyone has any questions, as always, please don't hesitate to call school or contact us via


Gemma Anderson


Dingle Community Outbreak Management Plan