On Saturday 27 November, the Prime Minister announced new temporary measures following the emergence of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 in the UK.
In line with the revised guidance for schools received this evening all students at Selston High School will be required to wear face coverings on school transport from Monday morning.
Staff and students will also be required to wear face coverings in all communal areas around school.
Parents are reminded about the importance of the twice weekly lateral flow tests and are asked to encourage their child to undertake a test before attending school.
The current guidance on contact tracing and isolation remains in place. In addition to these, any suspected or confirmed close contacts of the Omicron variant will be asked to isolate for 10 days regardless of vaccination status or age. You will be contacted directly and told to isolate in these cases.
DfE Guidance
“All eligible staff and students aged 12 and over are encouraged to take up the offer of the vaccine, including boosters.
Vaccines are our best defence against COVID-19. They help protect young people and adults, and benefit those around them. Vaccination makes people less likely to catch the virus and less likely to pass it on.