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Welcome Back After Half Term

Looking forward to seeing everyone return tomorrow after the half term break.  The announcement over the weekend of a second lockdown starting from Thursday is very different from the first lockdown for York High School and all schools nationally.

It is business as usual from tomorrow; we will continue to minimise the risk to students and staff through the measures that we have in place.  Hand hygiene and the wearing of face coverings in all communal areas are vitally important in reducing the risk of infection.  Most importantly, if students have any of the symptoms of COVID 19 then they should not attend school.

The way that we identify contacts in school is by checking all of those who are identified as contacts from 48 hours before  a student develops symptoms or tests positive.  We have had 4 positive tests during the half term but none of these cases fit the criteria that would lead us to identify possible contacts.  In these cases track and trace are responsible for identifying contacts as it is more likely that the virus was transmitted out of school.

By working together we got through the last half term with minimal disruption, we can not say what next week will bring never mind in a month's time.  The only thing I can say with certainty is that the staff at YHS will be trying their absolute best to deliver top quality education in the safest way possible.

The way that YHS as a community of parents, students and staff have worked together has been our strength and we will need to continue to work together to get through this next half term.

All the best,

Rod Sims