Covid-19 Updates for Parents/Carers
This page is dedicated to all communication to parents/carers related to Covid-19. It contains information and all the letters that have been sent out during this time.
There are important actions that children and young people, their parents and those who work with them can take during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, to help prevent the spread of the virus.
In all school settings, preventing the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) involves dealing with direct transmission (for instance, when in close contact with those sneezing and coughing) and indirect transmission (via touching contaminated surfaces). These include:
- ensuring that those who have coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms, or who have someone in their household who does, do not attend school
- cleaning hands more often than usual - wash hands thoroughly for 20 seconds with running water and soap and dry them thoroughly or use alcohol hand rub or sanitiser ensuring that all parts of the hands are covered
- ensuring good respiratory hygiene by promoting the ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’ approach
- WEAR A FACE COVERING inside the building (from 2/11/20 this is required)
Notice for Visitors
When possible, alternative arrangements will be made to minimise the number of visitors on the school site. Visitors, including parents, will not be permitted on the school site without an appointment. Please call reception to make an appointment before coming to the school. Visitors to the site are required to wear face coverings. All visitors should use the hand sanitiser provided upon entering and leaving the building.
January 2022 - Risk Assessment and Action Plan
January 2022 - Update
Students, staff and visitors must wear a face mask at all times whilst inside the buildings in line with government guidance.
All students MUST ensure they have their google classroom password with them at all times in school and at home.
On Tuesday 4th January all students should come for a test at the following times:
- Year 7- A-side at 12.30pm / B-side at 12.55pm
- Year 8-A-side at 1.20pm / B-side at 1.45pm
- Year 9- A-side at 8.10am / B-side at 8.30am
- Year 10- A-side at 9.15am / B-side at 9.45am
- Year 11- A-side at 10.25am / B-side at 10.55am
- Year 12- 2.30pm until 3.15pm
- Year 13 - 3.15pm until 4pm
On Wednesday 5th January all students should be in school in their line ups by 8:25am.
NB. the 10 day self-isolation period for people who record a positive PCR test result for COVID-19 has been reduced to 7 days in most circumstances. Individuals may now take LFD tests on day 6 and day 7 of their self-isolation period. Those who receive two negative test results are no longer required to complete 10 full days of self-isolation.
People who are fully vaccinated, or young people aged between 5 and 18 years and 6 months, identified as a close contact of someone with COVID-19, should take an LFD test every day for seven days and continue to attend their setting as normal, unless they have a positive test result or develop symptoms at any time.
All students are now eligible for a COVID vaccine. Please see details here:
Year 10 students will stay at home and complete online learning for the remaining 2 days of the term. Students should login to their Google classrooms (www.classroom.google.com) at the time they would normally have lessons to access their work.
02.06.2020 - School closure learning
At Capital City, teachers are doing everything they can to continue to teach our students. Many online lessons are now delivered live - please see the timetable below.
We also know how important reading is to support students’ learning, opening new horizons and empowering them. Most importantly, we know how enjoyable reading books can be and how we can learn about whole new worlds and experiences through them. During the school closure, we are expecting students to access a whole variety of books and we urge you, parents and carers, to encourage your children to do so.