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COVID Update 27th January 2022

November 2021 - We are now working with the current Suffolk Guidance which has introduced a tier system.  At Elm Tree we are working in year group bubbles, eating in classrooms to prevent mixing across year group bubbles and staff  are wearing masks in communal areas. Only essential visitors are allowed in to school.  These include urgent parental meetings, social care and SEND support.  We will keeping these measures in place until January 2022.  We will review our procedures in readiness for the start of our Spring term using all Government guidance provided. 


The link below will take you to the full guidance from Suffolk County Council.

We have a short term change to our COVID contingency - please see the letter below from Suffolk County Council.  This will be reviewed on 18th October and updated. 

Suffolk County Council Guidance contingency plan 6-18th Oct 21

This page is to keep all stakeholders up to date with our COVID risk assessments and contingency plans.  We follow all guidelines provided by the Government and we update them regularly when changes are announced. 

When should my child self-isolate or miss school?






  • All children MUST attend school unless they are ill.
  • From 16th August 2021, children under 18 and 6 months (or double-vaccinated adults) do not need to self-isolate or miss school if a member of their household or a contact, has Covid.
  • Instead, they will need to book a PCR test but can continue coming to school so long as they have no symptoms and the test result is negative.





  • If your child develops Covid symptoms at home, they should stay at home and should book a PCR test), NOT a Lateral Flow test.
  • If your child develops Covid symptoms at school, they will be sent home and you should book them a PCR test.
  • If your child tests positive for Covid, they will need to self-isolate. The rest of the household does not need to self-isolate if they are under 18 or fully vaccinated – but instead should book a PCR test.