Letter to Parents from Dudley Council July 2021.
As you know, the government has announced an easing of covid-19 measures from 19th July 2021 but expects the wearing of face coverings to be continued in indoors spaces.
With current cases of covid-19 rising rapidly in the borough and doubling weekly, we have been asked by the local authority to keep all current measures in place until the end of this term.
Please be aware that, in line with current guidance, the need for isolation when advised still remains. This will not change until 16th August 2021.
When the new academic year begins in September, we may need to temporarily reintroduce some measures to control cases and outbreaks in local areas. This will be on the instruction of the borough’s Director of Public Health and we will of course communicate any outbreak management plans to you as soon as possible.
We hope we can count on your continued support whilst we remain in the grip of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Accessing Symptom Free Tests for Covid-19. These are known as Lateral Flow Tests.
Dudley Local Authority have asked us to provide you with the following information about accessing symptom-free tests.
You can also visit www.dudley.gov.uk/coronavirusparents for more information on both symptom and symptom-free testing and the other symptoms residents are now being encouraged to take a precautionary test if they display.
Accessing symptom-free tests
Anyone who does not have symptoms can now get regular rapid lateral flow tests to check for Covid-19.
Information on how to access these can be found at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing/regular-rapid-coronavirus-tests-if-you-do-not-have-symptoms/
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