COVID-19 Updates

Coronavirus remains a serious health risk.

You should stay cautious to help protect

yourself and others

How to notify the school of a positive COVID test

If you wish to notify the school that your child or a member of your family has tested positive for COVID-19 you can:

  • call the school on 0208 465 6200 and notify reception
  • if it is the weekend, evening or school holidays email outofhours@thekingstonacademy.org

Covid Symptoms

If you have any of these 3 coronavirus (Covid-19) symptoms, even if mild, please take a Lateral Flow Test as soon as possible:

  • A high temperature
  • A new, continuous cough
  • Loss of smell or taste

You can order a PCR test kit to be sent to your home or you can book an appointment at a walk-in or drive-through test site.  

Pupils and staff are expected to carry out twice weekly rapid flow tests even if they don’t have any symptoms.  Packs can be collected from Reception in school or they can be ordered online or can be collected from local pharmacies, community centres or a test site. Alternatively call 119 (free from mobiles and landlines)

As per the Government guidelines, face covering should be worn by ALL students, staff and visitors in communal areas and lessons (unless exempt). Those who are exempt should wear a lanyard with a sunflower.  We are still asking everyone to carry out a lateral flow test twice weekly. If a student tests positive on a LFT, as of 11 January, there is now no need to obtain a confirmatory PCR test but you are still required to self-isolate for 10 days.

If the result of either of their tests is positive, they should continue to self-isolate until they get negative results from two LFT tests on consecutive days or until they have completed 10 full days of self-isolation, whichever is earliest.

Anyone who is unable to take LFT tests or anyone who continues to have a temperature will need to complete the full 10 day period of self-isolation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Learning Continuity Guide concerning TKA’s approach and expectations regarding distance learning can be found here.