LA’s key COVID-19 messages for schools 20 September

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20 Sep 2021

Self-Isolation and payment of salary for staff who are not vaccinated

Schools HR have sent comms to school quadrant leads and the high school heads representative on the subject. Salaries should continue to be paid for all those required to self-isolate for Covid-19 related reasons.

Covid case notification form

  • A reminder to schools to use the new notification form to notify the local authority of any positive cases. Please include associated year groups for both positive staff and pupils.
  • If schools meet any of the DfE thresholds, please include this in your notifications. Any school that does met DfE thresholds should call the LCRC on 0300 303 0450 so that the LCRC can carry out an infection control assessment alongside the school.

Contact tracing

  • A reminder that contact tracing for staff and pupils has been taken over by NHS Test and Trace.
  • A revised Warn and Inform letter has been published on EGfL. The revised letter clarifies that children who are aged under 5 years old who are identified as a close contact are not advised to take a PCR test unless the positive case is in their own household.


  • 12-15 year olds: The local authority is working closely with NHS NWL on plans for the vaccination rollout to all 12-15 years olds. Schools included in the vaccination programme are: maintained high and special schools, and non-maintained special schools and independent schools. For further information, please contact Vickie Clegg at:
  • 16-17 year olds: Anyone aged between 16 and 17 years old can get their 1st vaccine dose via the national booking system. In addition young people can simply turn up at the pop up clinics on the day with, or without, parents or carers. A list of clinics which provide walk-ins is available via the grab a jab website.
  • Above 17 years and 9 months: Anyone aged 17 years and 9 months or over can arrange to get two doses of the vaccine (8 to 12 weeks apart) via the national booking system.

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Last updated: 20 Sep 2021

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