Covid-19: The Caldicott Response

 

Learning at Caldicott

In the midst of this formidable crisis, we are following the NHS and Prime Minister’s guidance to the letter, which meant Caldicott was unfortunately closed to children, parents and visitors during the Summer Term 2020. But, our boys thrived with remote learning through Virtual Caldicott. With effective use of technology, we ensured our pupils remained informed, engaged and challenged – albeit in a less than conventional manner.

Having connected with our community through Virtual Caldicott, we are now looking ahead and preparing for the Autumn Term and welcoming everyone back to school. 

In the Autumn Term, we will follow the Government guidelines making sure our children and staff stay safe at school. As a boarding school, we have also adopted the  Boarding Schools Association Covid Safe Charter.

We will email parents directly with more detailed information.

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Quarantine

The UK Government has now lifted quarantine requirements for travellers to the UK from a number of overseas countries and territories.

If, however, travellers are arriving in the UK from a country or territory not listed, they will need to self–isolate for 14 days upon arrival in the UK. Therefore, pupils and visitors residing in a country that is not on the travel corridor list need to arrive in the UK two weeks before the start of term, or the date of their visit, in order to meet quarantine requirements.

It is recommended that pupils who need to quarantine stay with family or a guardian, if that is not possible, Caldicott is able to make arrangements for pupils to quarantine at school in the Boarding House. Please contact the Registrar for more information.

 

Visitors

We are pleased to be able to welcome visitors to Caldicott in September. However, there will be some restrictions in place to help minimise the risk of transmission of the Covid-19 infection. To make sure all our children and staff are safe, there will be a one-way system in place at school for anyone entering the building and we will request that all visitors wear a mask and keep to social distancing measures outlined by the Government. Anyone displaying symptoms of Covid-19 will not be permitted on school premises.

We understand the current restrictions impact all within the school and the wider Caldicott community; we recognise that these are challenging times for everyone. Our continued thanks to all affected by these measures for their support and understanding. 

 

Further Advice

The following organisations have issued advice and offer the most up to date information about the virus:

 

Caldicott Re-Opening Booklet for Parents

 

 

 

Contact

If you have any queries, please contact Lisa Botwright, Registrar and Head's PA on [email protected]