Castleford Park Junior Academy

Covid-19 Organisation

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Updates to Our Coronavirus Rules Sept. 2022:

We will continue to work hard to reduce the spread of infection for the potentially vulnerable people in our community following these rules:

School will still provide remote education in extreme circumstances where it can not be avoided but our priority will be to focus on providing high quality face to face teaching.

Here is our online learning offer that will apply in exceptional circumstances for children who are self-isolating to access: The link here will help you keep your child safe whilst they are working, or playing online.

​Frequently Asked Questions

​​​Please see answers to some of the questions you may have. We will update this section periodically as parent queries arise.

It is important to note that your child no longer needs to self-isolate if they have been in close contact with someone who has coronavirus, or with someone in their household who has had coronavirus. They only need to self-isolate if they develop symptoms, or have a positive lateral flow test.

​Support payment for eligible parents affected by coronavirus

​Some parents might be eligible for a one-off £500 payment if they have been contacted by test and trace and have to self isolate; or if they have to take time off from work to look after a child who has been affected by a bubble closure. More information is available here

Information is included here about quarantine after return from amber list countries:

General rules for travel: Red, amber, green lists: check the rules for travel to England from abroad – GOV.UK (

Helpful Links

We will continue to monitor symptoms that could be linked to coronavirus really carefully and will send children home if they have any of the identified systems. We expect parent co-operation with this, to help keep everyone safe. If your child has one of these symptoms as the day starts, we would expect you to keep them at home:

A high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)

A new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)

A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

The next steps for living with COVID-19 can be found here

The latest ‘Stay at Home Guidance’ from the Government can be found here

Guidance on getting tested can be found here

Testing and tracing website can be accessed here

Latest Risk Assessment

If you have any queries, please contact school.