Our first priority is the safety of all those in the Abingdon community. 

The situation is dynamic and the guidance we are able to give is often dependent on the information we receive from the government. We will update this page when further details become available.

Covid-19 arrangements for Summer Term 2022

  • Face coverings are no longer mandatory for those in the School community, although we will continue to support individuals who choose to wear face coverings if they wish.
  • Staff and students no longer need to conduct regular twice-weekly asymptomatic testing.
  • Students who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home (or in the Health Centre in the case of boarders) and avoid contact with other people. They can go back to school when they no longer have a high temperature, and they are well enough to attend.
  • It is not recommended that students are tested for Covid unless directed to by a health professional.
  • If a student has a positive Covid test result they should try to stay at home (or in the Health Centre in the case of boarders) and avoid contact with other people for 3 days after the day they took the test, if they can.
  • Absences from school for Covid should continue to be reported to the attendance secretary by email: [email protected] and complete this form.
  • Students who are self-isolating and feel well enough can continue lessons online. Students can find details on Firefly of how to access lessons via Zoom.
  • Adults with the symptoms of a respiratory infection, and who have a high temperature or feel unwell, should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people until they feel well enough to resume normal activities and they no longer have a high temperature
  • Adults with a positive Covid-19 test result should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days.
  • We continue to emphasise the importance of hand washing, sanitising and good ventilation.
  • We politely request that if visitors are displaying symptoms of a respiratory infection, or have had a positive test in the 5 days leading up to the visit, they should not come to School.
  • The latest government guidance, in full, can be found here: People with symptoms of a respiratory infection including COVID-19.

Last updated: 25 April 2022

Covid-19 risk assessment

Following the updated government guidance on 1 April 2022, we have removed our specific Covid-19 risk assessment and instead are now managing the risk of infectious diseases more broadly by reference to this government guide: Health protection in education and childcare settings – GOV.UK