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Covid Info

Covid Info

Our email: office@theportsmouthacademy.org.uk    Our phone: 03333 602200


Letters Home

Please see the latest letters about the current situation here: Letters home


Return to school information

Ongoing Covid Testing

For students how have agreed consent via our consent form, we will use a mix of Lateral Flow Testing and Saliva Testing.  Please see the table below to see which days testing should be done.  Tests should be done before school on the days shown.

Wednesday Friday
Year 7 Saliva Test Lateral Flow Test
Year 8 Saliva Test Lateral Flow Test
Year 9 Lateral Flow Test Saliva Test
Year 10 Lateral Flow Test Saliva Test
Year 11 Lateral Flow Test Saliva Test

For more information about Saliva Testing please see our Saliva Testing page.

For more information about Lateral Flow Testing please see our Lateral Flow Testing page.

Reporting results

Please report LFT results (positive, negative or void) to NHS Test and Trace. There are two ways to report a result:

Online:  www.gov.uk/report-covid19-result

Telephone: 119 – Lines are open every day, 7am to 11pm

For positive tests only please let the school know using this form so that we can complete our in-school track and trace.

Tests for households of secondary pupils

The government have announced that the households of secondary pupils can get home testing kits.  These are not supplied by schools.  Please see this information to find out more.

DfE Loaned Laptops

We do not require laptops to be returned when pupils return to school.  We will advise you of the return procedure at a later date.


Lockdown information

Support for Critical Workers \ Vulnerable Children

If you need to send your child in, please can you fill in the forms below in advance.  Please make sure you have read our advice letter covering this.

Week of 22nd February Note: planned inset day for 22nd February has been postponed.

Week of 1st March

Week of 8th March (Mon-Wed only)

Extra Data

If you need extra data during lockdown, you can apply to your provider – please see this letter for instructions.

Teams

For more information about logging into Teams see this guide.
If your child is having issues with Teams or needs a password reset please use this form

Free School Meals

If you have any queries about free school meal voucher please contact Mrs Bothma-Lubbe, v.bothmalubbe@tsatrust.org.uk / 03333 602200.  There are some £15 weekly recipe suggestions on the Change4Life website.