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Covid-19 Information - Autumn 2021

Newstead Wood School are following Government guidelines and advice from Public Health England in regard to the operation of schools.

The documents below provide useful information regarding our arrangements for Teaching and Learning and school routines at this time. This page will continually be updated.


Continuity of Learning

As a school, we aim to ensure that teaching and learning continue as efficiently and effectively as possible in the event of a student or groups of students being unable to attend school due to Covid. Our policy and procedures during this time will help us to ensure high educational standards, in line with our school aims. They underline our commitment to learning as a partnership between students, teachers, and parents/carers.

Please click here to read our Continuity of Learning document


Plans for September 2021

Parents and carers are requested to read the information below and to note the planned changes to school routines and timings of the school day during 2020/21. Details of our return to school from 8th March 2021 are detailed in our Reopening Guide.

What Parents need to know - September 2021

Reopening Guide for Parents and Carers – September 2021


Risk Assessment

Our Risk Assessment can be found in the policies section of our website.

Who can have a Covid vaccine?

People aged 16 and over

You can get a 1st and 2nd dose of a COVID-19 vaccine if you're aged 16 or over.

You can book appointments at a larger vaccination centre or pharmacy now, or wait to be invited to go to a local NHS service.

Book your COVID-19 vaccination appointments

Children aged 12 to 15

All children aged 12 to 15 will be offered a 1st dose of a COVID-19 vaccine (including children who turn 12 on the date of vaccination).

Most children can:

Not all walk-in vaccination sites can vaccinate children aged 12 to 15. More sites will become available over time.

Find out more about the COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 12 to 15

Children at high risk from COVID-19

Some children aged 12 to 15 are being offered 2 doses of the vaccine if either:

  • they live with someone who is more likely to get infections (such as someone who has HIV, has had a transplant or is having certain treatments for cancer, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis)
  • they have a condition that means they're at high risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19

Conditions that mean they may be at high risk and eligible for 2 doses are:

  • a severe problem with the brain or nerves, such as cerebral palsy
  • Down's syndrome
  • severe or multiple learning disabilities (or they're on the learning disability register)
  • a condition that means they're more likely to get infections (such as some genetic conditions or types of cancer)

Those who are eligible for 2 doses of the vaccine will be contacted by a local NHS service such as a GP surgery to arrange their appointments.

Other ways to get 2 doses if you are aged 12-15

If you are aged 12 to 15 and have a condition that means you're at high risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19 you can also:

You’ll get a letter reminding you to have your 2nd dose around 8 weeks after your 1st dose.

You can take this letter to any walk-in vaccination site from 8 weeks after you had your 1st dose.

If you do not receive this letter but you think you’re eligible, contact your GP surgery.

Find out more about COVID-19 vaccination for children and young people on GOV.UK

People with a weakened immune system

A 3rd dose of a COVID-19 vaccine is being offered to people aged 12 and over who had a weakened immune system when they had their first 2 doses.

This includes people who had or have:

  • a blood cancer (such as leukaemia or lymphoma)
  • a weakened immune system due to a treatment (such as steroid medicine, biological therapy, chemotherapy or radiotherapy)
  • an organ or bone marrow transplant
  • a condition that means you have a very high risk of getting infections
  • a condition or treatment your specialist advises makes you eligible for a 3rd dose

If you're eligible for a 3rd dose, the NHS will let you know when and where to have the vaccine.

Find out more about the COVID-19 vaccine 3rd dose


The 3rd vaccine dose for people with a weakened immune system is not a booster dose.

Information from Transport for London

TfL have guidance which can be accessed here


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