COVID-19 staff information

School staff FAQs

Copies of all school staff communications are available to view.

Does the early return mean I am working longer this school year?

No, the term will end a week earlier than originally planned on Wednesday 23 June 2021.

Will pupils attend school every day?

Yes, the school week will be as normal.

A member of my household has an underlying health condition. Do I have to attend work?

Yes, as a key worker you are required to attend work. Risk assessments and safe systems of work, covering working arrangements and the use of PPE, have been developed to minimise the risk of infection. You should follow these at all times.

I have a medical condition which means I am particularly vulnerable to the effects of COVID 19. Do I have to attend work?

Our HR Guidance includes a COVID-19 Health and Wellbeing Risk Assessment.

If you are concerned that you are particularly vulnerable you should go through the assessment and discuss the results with your line manager.

I am pregnant and concerned about attending work. What should I do?

You should go through the COVID-19 Health and Wellbeing Risk Assessment and discuss the results with your line manager.

I have symptoms of COVID 19. What should I do?

You should self isolate for 10 days, and arrange to be tested.

What if I have symptoms beyond 10 days?

You should selfvisolate until the symptoms have cleared. If you are selfvisolating beyond 10 days, this will be recorded as sick leave and you will need to submit a fit note by telephoning your GP.

A member of my household has symptoms of COVID 19. What should I do?

You will need to self isolate for 14 days or until the household member’s test results have been confirmed as negative. 

What if I develop symptoms myself?

You should self isolate for 10 days from the onset of symptoms, and arrange to be tested. You will need to self isolate until the test results have been confirmed as negative or until the symptoms have cleared. If this takes you beyond the 14 day period this will be recorded as sick leave and you will need to submit a fit note by phoning your GP.

I have been contacted by NHS tracers who advise I have been in contact with someone who has tested positive. What do I do?

You will need to self isolate for 14 days. 

What if I develop symptoms myself?

You should self isolate for 10 days from the onset of symptoms, and arrange to be tested. You will need to self-isolate until the test results have been confirmed as negative or until the symptoms have cleared. If this takes you beyond the 14 day period this will be recorded as sick leave and you will need to submit a fit note by telephoning your GP.

I have holidays booked which now extend into the start of the new term. Can I still take them?

Yes, if you have pre-booked holidays or other commitments that cannot be rearranged you will be able to take them. It is important though that your line manager is informed as soon as possible to allow for the necessary planning to take place.

I am going abroad and when I return I will require to quarantine for 14 days. How is this dealt with?

You should discuss this with your line manager. Where you are able to work from home you should do this. If you are not, alternative arrangements should be agreed with your line manager.

Teachers can work from home for their RICCT time, but would require to take leave for class contact time.