I hope you all managed to enjoy the glorious weather over half term.
I am sure it won’t have escaped your attention in the national news that the Delta variant (previously known as the Indian variant) is becoming the dominant strain across the West Midlands and the UK.
We are seeing this reflected locally across Telford and Wrekin too, with the latest figures showing that Coronavirus cases have risen slightly.
It is important to remember that while the Delta variant is more transmissible, the illness it causes is not more severe, and the vaccines continue to provide protection.
As always, the Public Health and Health Protection Teams are doing all they can to reduce the spread of the virus. We continue to follow our school procedures and monitor the situation very closely.
We are not reinstating the need for parents to wear masks on site at the moment, but of course if you choose to do so, that is up to you.
If you feel your child is ill and beginning to show symptoms, please do not risk it and keep them at home to monitor. The impact of a positive case in school is huge.
Staff continue to get tested twice a week and as you know there is significant availability to get tests across Telford should you need to.
Thank you for your ongoing support, we will of course let you know if anything changes, but fingers crossed we will see this slight increase reduce again very quickly.