St Mary's

Catholic Primary School

COVID-19 arrangements - Term 4 (2021 - 2022)

Over the February break the government updated its guidance to schools and the public with respect to how we should be living with COVID-19. 

The following is a summary of the key areas linked to school operation. 


Risk assessment:

As a school we must comply with health and safety law and have proportionate control measures to reduce risks of harm. This can be accessed in the link at the bottom of this page.



Control Measures:The underlying principles with mitigating risks of COVID infection is having effective control measures or principles.

These are and remain as follows:


  • Principle 1:  Ensure good hygiene for everyone (e.g. regular hand washing, catch it, kill it, bin it)
  • Principle 2:  Maintain appropriate cleaning regimes. 
  • Principle 3:  Keep occupied spaces well ventilated. 
  • Principle 4:  Follow public health advice on testing, self-isolation or staying at home to manage a confirmed cases of  COVID-19. 


The first three principles are easily controlled as a school. Principle 4 is however dependent on our collaboration and your vigilance and cooperation.

With respect to this, one of the key changes to advice is the emphasis of language used.

This means that where there is no longer a legal requirement that says an individual must self isolate the emphasis has changed to the "community spirited" language of “should” stay at home.


I hope that the following info graphics  provide you with a concise summary of what you need to know in relation the school’s management of COVID 19. Further, more detailed advice including the full Term 4 letter to parents can be found by clicking the links at the bottom of this page.

Useful Documents


COVID-19 Risk Assessment COVID-19 Risk Management Plan Term 4 letter to parents Recovery Curriculum Blended Provision