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Message from COVID-19 Communications Lead at the Isle of Wight Council – Protect yourselves and your friends and family when everyone returns to school.
Free, twice weekly rapid response testing for COVID-19 is now available for members of households, childcare or support bubbles of school staff and pupils.
Home testing kits will be available for pick up soon, but if you want to get tested sooner, book a test at an Isle of Wight Council rapid response community testing site. These are open 6 days a week across the Island (check sites for individual opening hours). Testing is quick and simple to do and you get your results texted/emailed to your phone in 30 mins. It’s a great chance learn how to take a test so you’re ready for when you can test at home. Find out what happens at a rapid response community testing centre here.
You can also order kits for home delivery.
We’re also making free rapid response community testing available to anyone who’s out for essential reasons – please do tell your family and friends to book a test for when they’re out shopping, taking exercise or going to work outside the home.
Risk Assessments and Letters
Launch of the NHS Test and Trace service
The new NHS Test and Trace service has launched today and will form a central part of the government’s coronavirus recovery strategy.
Anyone who tests positive for coronavirus will be contacted by NHS Test and Trace and will need to share information about their recent interactions.
People identified as having been in close contact with someone who has a positive test must stay at home for 14 days, even if they do not have symptoms, to stop unknowingly spreading the virus.
Further information on the NHS Test and Trace service can be found here:
Guidance on the NHS Test and Trace service for employers, businesses and workers can be found here:
Guidance on how the NHS Test and Trace works can be found here:
Public Health England has published guidance that explains what you should do if the NHS Test and Trace service notifies you that you are a contact of a person who has tested positive for coronavirus and you do not live with that person.
The guidance can be found here:
Emergency School Closure Letter – Coronavirus (COVID-19)
For information whilst learning at home, please click here to be directed to the learning page.
Or, alternatively, copy and paste this link : https://www.brighstoneprimary.org.uk/learning/
Important information regarding SAFEGUARDING during Schools Closure
At Brighstone Primary School, keeping children safe remains one of our top priorities during these unprecedented times.
Student well-being and safety are vitally important to us and during the enforced school closure period, we remain absolutely committed to keeping children safe. If you have any concerns regarding the safeguarding of children, we are still here for you so please do not hesitate to contact us in the following ways:
Phone: 01983 740285 and request to speak to the Designated Safeguarding Lead.
The office will be manned from 7.30am to 4pm Monday to Friday. For safeguarding concerns outside of these times please
At the moment, the office will be manned from 7.30am to 4pm Monday to Friday
If there is an emergency and you believe a child is in immediate danger, you must call 999.
If your concern is urgent, please contact the Hampshire MASH (Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub) line on:
0300 3000 117
Out of hours contact telephone number for Children’s Services
Phone 0300 555 1373
During this time, it is possible that children may be spending more time than usual online. Please continue to be extra vigilant when monitoring online controls to ensure their safety.
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