COVID-19 Update

Updated 9th July 2020

The Summer term has now ended and, government guidance permitting, School will open again for pupils on Thursday, 3rd September 2020. During the holidays, reception and switchboard will be open from 9am-4.30pm (Monday – Friday). All staff continue to follow the School’s COVID-19 guidance, detailed below.

Admissions

We continue to deal with enquiries regarding admission to WGS, although we are not currently able to offer visits and tours of the School.  If you have any questions about admissions, please visit the Admissions section of the website or email admissions@wgs.org

We have open events planned for the Autumn Term – please refer to our Admissions Timetable for the proposed dates – and while we hope to be able to welcome prospective pupils and their parents to Withington in person, we are monitoring the Government’s advice and if we are unable to meet face-to-face, we will be holding virtual open days instead. Further details can be found on the admissions pages of the website. If you would like to know more, please email admissions@wgs.org

COVID-19 PROTECTIVE MEASURES FOR STAFF AND PUPILS

Withington Girls’ School has protective measures in place following ongoing assessments of the risks associated with attending lessons on the School site during the coronavirus pandemic – these measures are reviewed and updated on a weekly basis and a current list of these protective measures are available on request via office@wgs.org. The School is following the guidance issued by the Government wherever possible and will update this list of measures as that advice changes, or if the protective measures need to be amended or supplemented. The primary link to this collection of guidance and advice, which is updated regularly, can be found here.

Our key messages to staff

  • Staff who are experiencing symptoms associated with COVID-19 must not come to School under any circumstances and should follow the Government’s advice and guidance. Teaching staff should inform the Assistant Head in the normal way and support staff should inform the HR Manager.
  • If anyone in a member of staff’s household or, if applicable, with whom they have formed a ‘support bubble’ has a possible or confirmed case of Covid-19, the member of staff must not come to School under any circumstances and should follow the Government’s advice and guidance. Teaching staff should inform the Assistant Head in the normal way and support staff should inform the HR Manager.
  • Staff who experience symptoms whilst at School should immediately inform the School Nurse and their line manager by email and then go home and follow the Government’s advice and guidance.
  • Staff who have experienced symptoms will not be allowed to return to School until the School Nurse/HR Manager has confirmed that it is safe for them to do so.

Our key messages to parents

If your daughter becomes unwell at home:

  • Do not send her into school – please inform attendance@wgs.org
  • If she is showing symptoms of COVID-19, please follow the latest government guidelines and keep school fully informed. If you are unsure, please contact the School Nurse, who is in school every day.

If anyone in your household or, if applicable, with whom you have formed a ‘support bubble’ has a possible or confirmed case of Covid-19 and your daughter is due to attend school:

  • Do not send your daughter to school – please inform attendance@wgs.org
  • Please follow the latest government guidelines and keep school fully informed.

If your daughter becomes unwell at school:

  • If she is showing symptoms of COVID-19, she will be isolated immediately. The Nurse will contact you and ask that you collect her straight away.
  • You must follow the latest government guidelines. We would not expect to see your daughter back in school until she has been tested and found to be negative or she has self-isolated for required time period (we shall continue to follow the most up to date guidelines)

 

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