COVID-19 Re-opening Information
St. Teresa's is re-opening to all pupils on Thursday 3rd September. Whilst we are doing everything we can to make school feel as normal as possible for children and families, there are some important changes which we need you to follow in the interests of everyone's safety. The staff team will be there to support everyone as we adjust to these new routines - should you have any questions, please feel free to ask one of us in person or contact us by either phoning or emailing the school office.
The information below has been assembled to support you in keeping your child, yourselves and our staff family safe whilst on site. We hope you find it useful.
If you require a Covid-19 test please call 119 or visit the government website https://selfreferral.test-for-coronavirus.service.gov.uk/antigen/name. Please keep trying as appointments are released throughout the day.
NHS111 are not able to arrange or advise how to obtain a Covid-19 test. If you require clinical advice about your symptoms please go to NHS111 online or call 111.
Re-opening Letter to Parents and Carers
This letter was sent home to parents and carers in July. It details the main information regarding the re-opening of St. Teresa's in September.
What do I do if my child has a cold?
Each school is required to produce a risk assessment to show how we are managing the risk posed by Covid-19 whilst re-opening to the site to pupils and families.
Message from Bristol City Council
Councillor Anna Keen, teacher and cabinet lead for education and skills, shares her advice to parents, carers and guardians who have children going back to school in this video:
What if my child develops Coronavirus symptoms?
You must inform us as quickly as possible and arrange to get your child tested. You can book a test via the online booking portal:
There is a drive in test centre at Bristol Airport. There are also the option of home-test kits but these could take longer to process. The school has been provided with a very small number (around 10) test kits - these will only be distributed for families in exceptional circumstances where neither of the above options are available.
What is my child's test is negative?
You must inform us as quickly as possible and we will inform Regional Health Protection Team (PHE) as part of their standard operating procedures.
What if my child's test is positive?
You must inform us immediately and we would request that you call the school and ask to speak to Mrs Land or Mrs Rawlinson. We will then notify the Regional Health Protection Team (PHE) who will advise anyone who has been in close contact with your child to self-isolate as per the national guidance (this will, of course, be handled sensitively and confidentially).