For any COVID related queries, concerns or information, or if anyone in your household receives a positive result please email: [email protected]
See the latest guidance here.
Home testing should continue twice weekly. There is no need to report your results to the school unless it is positive, in which case email [email protected], but please do continue to notify NHS of your results.
Report your child’s test result to the NHS here
A confirmatory PCR test should also be undertaken following positive home test results (this is not necessary for in-school test results). These can be ordered here.
Home test kits issued by school are to be used by the student only. Additional home test kits for others within your household can be ordered here. Alternatively, find your nearest collection point here.
Please see the article for support from Healthy Minds Lincolnshire which includes information on virtual workshops and discussion groups.
As you will be aware, the Government proposes to offer COVID vaccinations to 12 to 15 year olds in schools. The delivery of this programme will be through the School Aged Immunisation Service (SAIS) who will visit schools to administer the vaccine. This programme may be supported by other vaccination services across Lincolnshire but there is a national expectation that the primary offer will be through SAIS. There will be no walk-ins and you will not be able to book appointments for your children through any national booking system nor through 119.
Lincolnshire County Council has already been in touch with schools to explain that they will seek to obtain parental consent for vaccinations, and that this approach will mirror that currently in place for influenza vaccinations. To be clear, anyone not giving consent for their children to be vaccinated will have this wish fully respected.
The SAIS has recently started to make contact with other secondary schools in the local area. To date, however, QEHS has not yet been contacted by SAIS to arrange a date to conduct vaccinations. As soon as we have a date confirmed you will be notified immediately since, based on other schools’ experiences, we understand the turnaround for seeking consent from parents/guardians is very tight.
Thank you in anticipation of your support for the successful completion of this vaccination programme.