General Info

Last Updated: 24/1/2022


Whole school risk assessment (please click the link below):

Covid-19 Risk Assessment for Bradstow School v11a_last updated 21Dec2021

Advice for Visitors

If you have coronavirus symptoms (a high temperature or new continuous cough,a loss of your sense of smell or taste or feel unwell otherwise) please do not visit the school.

Visitors who are not essential and have not pre booked will not be able to visit the school

On arrival staff and visitors who check in at reception may be asked to queue so that we can process arrivals carefully and visitors will only have access if they are on the list at reception. All visitors to the school or homes will be asked to provide evidence of a NHS text or email of a negative Covid test undertaken in the 48 hours prior to arrival.  A picture of the test, or a physical test being brought will not be accepted. 

If a visitor does not arrive with the necessary proof the host will be asked to arrange a self-test to be completed before entry to any buildings.  Face masks should be worn in communal areas of the school. Please check with the staff member you are expecting to visit/meet if you are unsure about your visit or have any questions.

You will be asked to provide contact details to allow the school to comply with NHS Test and Trace requirements.

Advice for staff who feel unwell

  • If you have a high temperature, a new continuous cough or a loss/change to your sense of smell or taste, stay at home and arrange for a PCR test.
  • If you test positive on a lateral flow test, stay at home and arrange a PCR test
  • If you are in close contact with a positive case and have been full vaccinated you should undertake a lateral flow test daily for 7 days
  • All absence should continue to be reported via the staff absence line as normal

Department for Education Coronavirus helpline

The DfE have launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:

Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday) 

The Importance Of Hygiene

Personal hygiene is the most important way we can tackle COVID-19. Please help us in sharing simple and effective hand hygiene messages. 
Advice on the coronavirus for places of education poster

Public Health England has a dedicated webpage with a range of posters and digital materials at:

Where to find the latest information

Updates on COVID-19:

Guidance for special schools and other specialist settings:


Extraordinary Amendment To The Child Protection And Safeguarding Policy

Arrangements for Child Protection and Safeguarding During Covid -19 school closures

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