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Orchard School Bristol

06 December 2021 - COVID Testing Consent for Jan 2022

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December 2021

 

Dear parents and carers

Covid Testing before Starting School in January

I am writing to give you information about our Covid testing for all students following the Christmas break. We will be sending a consent form home to all families via students so everyone will be able to see it and respond. We must protect all our students and staff from Covid-19. The testing process will remain the same as we have done previously. Covid remains a priority for us, and we want to keep everyone safe. You can help us.

We are asking you to give consent for your child to have one Covid test with us either on Wednesday 5th January or Thursday 6th January.

You can give consent in two ways. Either complete the paper consent form that your child will bring home, your child must bring this form with them when they come to school for their test, or provide online consent by completing the form that can be found here

ELECTRONIC CONSENT FORM - sent to parents via email.

If you have already given consent previously for onsite testing, thank you very much, however we will need to confirm your consent again.

Please check details below of expected student arrival times on the mass testing dates. The school will have staggered opening times and some years groups will not be expected to stay on site once tested but return home. Both consenting pupils and those not being tested are to adhere to the below arrival times and dates.

Thank you for your support with this.

Yours sincerely

 

Helen Guy

Strategic School Business Manager

 

 

 

 

Covid Testing Details

 

We are asking all parents to give consent for their child to be tested in school. The test involves rubbing a cotton bud (swab) inside your nose and is self-administered (the child does this themselves). There is no swab inside the mouth, so it is less intrusive. Trained staff will be on hand to advise, and we have experience of running this calmly and efficiently. Staff are happy to support.

 

Please come in at the time indicated by the first letter of your family name/surname.

 

**All students to please access school via the Sports Hall gate.**

Wednesday 5th January

Years 7, 10 and 11 - testing

Year 7 students are to arrive at school site according to the below table. Both consenting pupils and those not being tested are to adhere to these arrival times. Students will then stay at school until the end of the school day.

Students in year 11 are to arrive on site in the morning as per the below table. Both consenting pupils and those not being tested are to adhere to these arrival times.

Year 10, if consented to testing, will arrive to school site as per the below table then return home once they have undergone their test at school. Non consenting Year 10 students are not due to school on this day.

Years 8 and 9 remain at home.

 

Thursday 6th January. All pupils are expected at school as per the below timings

Year 7,11,10 on site for normal school hours.

Year 8 students are to arrive at school site according to the below table. Both consenting pupils and those not being tested are to adhere to these arrival times. Students will then stay at school until the end of the school day.

Year 9 students are to arrive at school site according to the below table. Both consenting pupils and those not being tested are to adhere to these arrival times. Students will then stay at school until the end of the school day.

 

Day/Place

Place

Year Group

Arrival time

Family name/surname starting

Wednesday 5th January

Orchard Sports Hall

Year 7

 

8.30

A to H

9.00

I to Q

9.45

R to Z

Year 11

 

10.30

A to H

11.00

I to Q

11.45

R to Z

Year 10

To arrive on site at allocated testing time then return home

13.15

A to H

13:45

I to Q

14:15

R to Z

Thursday 6th January

Orchard Sports Hall

Year 8

8.30

A to H

9.00

I to Q

9.45

R to Z

Year 9

10.45

A to H

11.15

I to Q

11.45

R to Z