12th March 2021
Dear Parents and Carers
Reminder: COVID Tests for Families
As I shared in last week’s newsletter, families can now get COVID home-test kits. This means that you are able to collect, or order online, boxes of lateral flow rapid tests for adult members of your family (and support bubble) to use twice-weekly at home. Please participate in this testing as it will help to find asymptomatic cases in our community and make schools safer. These kits are only for adults to use – secondary school children will get their tests from their school, and primary school children are not being tested.
To find out where you can collect home test kits, visit: https://find-covid-19-rapid-test-sites.maps.test-and-trace.nhs.uk
If you are unable to collect, you can order tests online to be delivered to your home: https://www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-rapid-lateral-flow-tests or by calling 119.
There is a poster with more information here.
Reminder: Comic Relief - Friday 19th March
This year we are rather limited about the things that we can do in school, but we would still like to support this very worthwhile charity. On Friday 19th March, we will be having a non-uniform day in return for a donation. (For safety reasons, no red noses, please!)
Parents and carers of children who need to self-isolate during the pandemic may be eligible for a one-off payment of £500 from the Government's Test and Trace Support Payment Scheme. The payment aims to offer support to parents and carers who are having to take time off work with their children or are facing other expenses. Further information on the support available in your area can be found here:
Message from the Local Authority
Maintaining the Safety of your Family
The safety of our children, parents and school staff is, and always will be, our number one priority.
To keep staff and children safe, we ask that you continue to follow the national lockdown rules. Specifically, we ask the following –
- Limit visits to schools sites – we request that only one parent bring your child and arrive at school on time and leave the site promptly. Please follow the advice given by schools on collecting your children.
- Please return home promptly – play-dates and outdoor play or meeting in groups remains prohibited under the current government restrictions. The Local Authority will support schools to take robust action when they consider that parents are not following the rules of lockdown.
- Ensure you follow preventative measures at home including handwashing as soon as you enter your home.
We very much look forward to welcoming all children back to school on the 8th March.
Jonathan Lewis Service Director – Education Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council and Dr Liz Robin Director of Public Health Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council
Anna Hayesmore and the Burrough Green Team
Bags2School - Thank you for all of your donations today!
Amazon Smile and Easyfundraising - these provide a great boost to PTA funds and thank you to everyone who has signed up already.
If you have not previously been aware of this option, you can visit the links below and allocate 'Burrough Green PTA and Friends' as your chosen charity. Any future online purchases made via the retailers on these sites provides a donation to us at no extra cost to you.
Amazon Wish Lists
A big thank you to parents who have brought items from the wish lists, it is very much appreciated that you are supporting the school. You can find our wish lists here: