On Saturday 19 Dec, the UK Government introduced tighter restrictions in some part of UK in the fight against the spread of Covid-19.
The welfare and safety of our school communities remains paramount. We are continually reviewing the safety measures in our schools and from January we will be taking full advantage of rapid coronavirus testing to continue to keep students and staff safe on campus.
Students will be eligible for daily testing for seven days if they are identified as a close contact of someone who has tested positive.
We still believe that face-to-face study provides the best experience and preparation to enable students to progress their education in the UK this year. I would like to remind you that UK government will run examinations face-to face this summer.
As promised we will be offering all students a free PCR Covid-19 test five days after arrival on campus. For those students needing to quarantine, a negative test will allow them to come out of self-isolation as soon as their result is received ( usually 24 Hours after the test is taken).
In order to opt in this ‘test to release’ scheme, students will need to complete the passenger locator form 48 hours prior to arriving into the UK and complete an online form with our medical partner. we will sending detailed step by step instructions on 28th December to support students completing this forms.
The UK government has advised it will provide an update on 30 December. Therefore, I will write to you again on 30th December to support students completing these forms.
Best wishes to you and your family.