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COVID and School

School Risk Assessment

The school regularly updates its COVID Risk Assessment using guidance from the DFE and LA to ensure that it is fully compliant with national expectations

You can access a full copy of the school's risk assessment by clicking on the image below.

Overview of Risk Assessment Measures

Below is an overview of some of the measures that are being taken in line with government guidance and arrangements that are in place to help minimise risk and protect everyone in our school family. (from 8th March 2021)
If you do have concerns or questions do contact the school on 01765 602355 or email on admin@riponcathedral.n- yorks.sch.uk.

COVID Related Pupil Absence

A reference guide for parents and schools - UPDATED January 7th 2021

Returning to the UK

If you leave the UK and return you must access guidance regarding quarantining,


If you need to quarantine it is essential that you contact school so that appropriate home learning opportunities can be offered so that children do not fall behind in their studies.

Asymptomatic testing information for parents and adults in households with children at school or college

NHS Test and Trace announced earlier this week, that all adults in households with school and college age children without symptoms can now access regular rapid coronavirus (COVID-19) testing.

Test kits can either be collected or ordered online, as set out below. You should not give test kits to parents, carers or household members and should not order more test kits for this purpose. Secondary school and college students will continue to access testing through their school or college.

Please share the information below with your parent networks to help answer any questions they may have.

Undertaking regular, rapid coronavirus (COVID-19) testing helps reduce transmission of the virus. Parents and other adults in households with children at school or college, 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 waysfor a household, childcare or support bubble to collect their test to take at home, twice-weekly:

  • through your employer, if they offer testing to employees
  • by collecting a home test kit from a local test site – anyone aged 18 or over can collect 2 packs of 7 tests
  • by ordering a home test kit online – please do not order online if you can access testing through other routes, this frees up home delivery for those who need it most

If you have any queries about the tests, and you live in England, please call 119 (free from mobiles and landlines). Lines are open every day from 7am to 11pm.

Children of primary school age (and below) without symptoms are not being asked to take a test.

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.

NYCC Letter about COVID 19 testing

Who can be tested?

Anyone with symptoms can get a coronavirus test, whatever their age.

The school will be provided with a small amount of home test kits from the autumn which can be given where appropriate to families and staff.

The outcome of the test should be communicated and shared with the school as soon as possible so any appropriate action can be taken.


Testing and Tracing

Please find information on testing and tracing by clicking on the image below