Update for schools: 26 March 2021

This update includes a reminder about Monday's webinar on Operation Encompass, a CME webinar taking place after Easter and a table showing testing scenarios.

Reminder: Operation Encompass webinar on Monday 29th March at 2pm

Micho Moyo, Head of Education Safeguarding, is holding a webinar for schools on Monday at 2pm regarding Operation Encompass.

Please book places using this Eventbrite link and you will then be sent the Teams link to join the session.

For those schools unable to attend, the slides and recording will be sent out in this update on Monday.

Children Missing Education webinar: Thursday 6 May 2pm

Please find details and a booking link below for a CME webinar.





Children Missing Education

Thursday 6th May 2021

2pm – 3pm

Book places here

A Teams links for the webinar will be sent to those who book places before the session.

Public Health testing scenario

Please find below a table for schools to share with families in newsletters to remind them of the different testing scenarios. Particularly important is that families do not use lateral flow testing when they or their children have symptoms of COVID.




Further action



Order a test for people with symptoms online or call 119.

Stay at home while you are waiting for a home test kit, a test site appointment or a test result. Do not use the rapid lateral flow testing service as this is only for people without symptoms.

No symptoms (regular testing)

Secondary school pupils and college students


Every 3-4 days a rapid test needs to be completed.

Follow the instructions set out in the home test kit. For information on how to do your test

Report your test result online or by calling 119.


Negative Result

Complete another rapid test in 3-4 days’ time and keep following all coronavirus advice such as hand washing.

Positive Result

Tell your workplace if you test positive.

You must:

Staff of primary or secondary schools and colleges (including temporary, part time, voluntary)


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