From Northumberland County Council
As you will be aware, NHS Test and Trace announced last week, that all adults in households with school age children without symptoms can now access regular rapid coronavirus (COVID-19) testing.
Undertaking regular, rapid coronavirus (COVID-19) testing helps reduce transmission of the virus. Parents and other adults in households with children at school, who do not have symptoms, can now access regular, rapid coronavirus (COVID-19) testing. This includes childcare and support bubbles.
Tests are fast, easy and completely free. There are different ways for a household, childcare or support bubble to collect their test to take at home, twice-weekly:
• an employer if they offer testing to employees
• Community Testing via a symptom free testing site
• by collecting a home test kit from a Collection Point
• by ordering a home test kit online
You can find out more about locations of sites and collection points in Northumberland via Northumberland County Council’s website HERE (https://nland.uk/rapidtest
Please be aware some of the collection points may change over the coming weeks as control of the local testing programme is transferred to the local authority from central government. All information will be kept up to date on the county council website. We appreciate your patience and cooperation at this time.
If you have any queries about the tests, please call 119.
Lines are open every day from 7am to 11pm.
Your child will not be asked to take a test as part of this programme of testing. However, should they show symptoms of coronavirus it is advised you: • tell the school • self-isolate immediately • get a PCR test to confirm the result • follow the stay at home guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection
Testing is voluntary, but strongly recommended to all who are eligible. Alongside the vaccine, washing hands, wearing face coverings, and maintaining social distancing, rapid testing plays a vital role in reducing transmission rates. Getting into the habit of regular testing as part of our everyday lives will help us all to play our part and do what we can to protect each other.
Welcome to Holywell Village First School website
Our vision for pupils within our school:
At Holywell Village First School we have high aspirations for our children to become well-rounded and responsible future citizens. They are happy, independent and have positive self-esteem. Our children have a thirst for learning. They are curious about the world around them and are confident to ‘have a go’. They are reflective learners who persevere and demonstrate good communication and social skills. They are thoughtful, caring and kind.
The school has a busy, purposeful and engaging atmosphere. There is a respectful, safe and caring environment throughout. Children are supported and challenged in all they do. Pupils’ views help shape the work of the school. Learning opportunities and support systems are tailored to individual needs. Partnerships are powerful; parents/carers are an integral part of children’s learning, care, guidance and support. Pupils actively engage in community projects ensuring they foster a sense of pride in their local area.