LFD testing kits – Bolton Council letter and further information May 2021

School Covid19 Mass testing

Parent Consent Form Letter – Information about Covid19 testing at BIGS

Parent Consent Form– for Covid19 Testing in School

Privacy Notice for Covid19 Testing at BIGS

Letter to parents regarding mass testing and government guidance – 25th February 2021

LFD Testing Risk Assessment March 2021

Latest Update from the Headteacher

A Letter to children and young people from the Secretary of State for Education – March 26th 2021
The Secretary of State for Education has today written to children and young people to recognise the impact of the disruption they have faced over the past year and to thank them for their resilience. He outlines his continued commitment to supporting children and young people to recover from the disruption now that they have returned to school and college. The letter also highlights the importance of coronavirus (COVID-19) testing and the vital role this plays in helping to prevent the virus spreading. 
The letter is published on the DfE media blog and on DfE’s TwitterFacebook and Instagram.

Follow the measures – Stay Safe

Government advice is constantly changing in response to the pandemic. All the latest guidance on social distancing, self-isolation, hand hygiene and more can be assessed via:

Bolton Council Website

Government Website  

Other Information and Guidance

Government and NHS/Public Health advice in relation to COVID-19 for educational establishments.

Information is updated regularly and if there is anything additional that parents/carers need to know then we will communicate this as soon as possible.

Please follow the links below for the latest advice:

Latest Department for Education Advice

Public Health – Advice on how you can help – Personal Hygiene

Stay at Home Guidance

Latest Government Information regarding the Summer Examinations

NHS Bolton have also published some useful guides – follow the links below:

Health and Well-being Challenges for Secondary Pupils

Parent/Carer Home-School Survival Toolkit

Young People – Health Support

Parent/Carer Health Support

You can also keep up-to-date by following the Department for Education and NHS social media page

Twitter – Department for Education

Twitter – NHS

Facebook – Department for Education

Department for Education Coronavirus Helpline

The Department for Education coronavirus helpline is now available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education and children’s social care. Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline as follows:

Phone: 0800 046 8687

Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk

Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)