St John Plessington Catholic College

29-Nov-21 Latest Covid Measures

Dear Families

Latest Covid Measures

I write following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Saturday regarding new temporary measures following the emergence of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 in the UK.

Following government guidance, the new measures outlined below will be introduced in school and will be in place until the end of this term:

Face coverings

Face coverings should be worn in communal areas in all settings for staff, visitors and students unless they are exempt.

Students (in year 7 or above) should continue to wear face coverings on public and dedicated school transport, unless they are exempt.


Please continue to test your child twice-weekly at home using the LFT. We will be sending testing kits home over the next week. However, If you require more LFT tests in the interim, these are available for free at your local pharmacy and you can order test kits for your own household via the online service ( or by calling 119

If there is a positive case in your household, please ensure that other members of the positive household are testing DAILY. This means that your son/daughter would only attend school on the basis of a daily negative LFT if they are living in a positive household.

Contact tracing and isolation

The current guidance on contact tracing and isolation remains in place. Any suspected or confirmed close contacts of the Omicron variant will be asked to isolate for 10 days.


All eligible staff and students aged 12 and over are encouraged to take up the offer of the vaccine, including boosters.

We are recommending the above measures to ensure the safety of children and staff in our schools, to minimise the disruption to young people’s education and to ensure our schools remain open. Thank you once again for your continued support and co-operation.

Kind regards

Ms Maria Sharratt