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Update - September 2021

Following the latest Government guidance regarding managing Coronavirus in Schools we will be adopting the following to ensure any disruption to our pupils education is kept to an absolute minimum.

It remains the priority of Knights Primary to deliver high quality face-to-face education to all our pupils.

• Self Isolation: Pupils in primary school do not have to self-isolate unless they develop symptoms/test positive for Covid-19.  If someone in their household, or a close contact, tests positive for Covid-19, pupils do not have to self-isolate.  They are expected to attend school as normal and undertake a PCR test.

• Closure of Classes: Classes will not close if a pupil has tested positive for Covid-19.  Pupils must attend as normal. You are advised to contact NHS test and trace if your child tests positive for Covid-19.

• Bubbles: The school will no longer operate with ‘bubbles’. 

• Clinically Extremely Vulnerable (CEV): All clinically extremely vulnerable pupils should attend school unless specifically advised not to by a clinician/specialist.

As a school, we will continue to comply with Health and Safety Law by regularly reviewing and updating our ongoing risk assessment as circumstances and advice changes.   

Risk Assessments for keeping school safe 

 You can read our latest risk assessment and support information below. 

Knights Primary Reopening Risk Assessment (Updated sept 2021)

Critical Workers

We are asking every family to help us gather an accurate picture of parents/carers who are critical workers in the event our school is impacted by local lockdown measures in the future.

Please can all families complete a short form to help us keep our information up to date. If families have more than one child – they will need to complete this form for each child.
Please complete the Critical Worker Survey here

What is a Critical Worker?

The government has defined Critical Workers as parents whose work is critical to the coronavirus (COVID-19) response include those who work in health and social care and in other key sectors outlined below. The Government have defined 8 Critical Workers’ groups. These are:

Health and social care

This includes, but is not limited to, doctors, nurses, midwives, paramedics, social workers, care workers, and other frontline health and social care staff including volunteers; the support and specialist staff required to maintain the UK’s health and social care sector; those working as part of the health and social care supply chain, including producers and distributors of medicines and medical and personal protective equipment.

Education and childcare

This includes:

  • childcare
  • support and teaching staff
  • social workers
  • specialist education professionals who must remain active during the coronavirus (COVID-19) response to deliver this approach

Key public services

This includes:

  • those essential to the running of the justice system
  • religious staff
  • charities and workers delivering key frontline services
  • those responsible for the management of the deceased
  • journalists and broadcasters who are providing public service broadcasting

Local and national government

This only includes:

  • those administrative occupations essential to the effective delivery of the coronavirus (COVID-19) response
  • or delivering essential public services, such as the payment of benefits, including in government agencies and arms length bodies

Food and other necessary goods

This includes those involved in food:

  • production
  • processing
  • distribution
  • sale and delivery
  • as well as those essential to the provision of other key goods (for example hygienic and veterinary medicines)

Public safety and national security

This includes:

  • police and support staff
  • Ministry of Defence civilians
  • contractor and armed forces personnel (those critical to the delivery of key defence and national security outputs and essential to the response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak)
  • fire and rescue service employees (including support staff)
  • National Crime Agency staff
  • those maintaining border security, prison and probation staff and other national security roles, including those overseas


This includes those who will keep the air, water, road and rail passenger and freight transport modes operating during the coronavirus (COVID-19) response, including those working on transport systems through which supply chains pass.

Utilities, communication and financial services

This includes:

  • staff needed for essential financial services provision (including but not limited to workers in banks, building societies and financial market infrastructure)
  • the oil, gas, electricity and water sectors (including sewerage)
  • information technology and data infrastructure sector and primary industry supplies to continue during the coronavirus (COVID-19) response
  • key staff working in the civil nuclear, chemicals, telecommunications (including but not limited to network operations, field engineering, call centre staff, IT and data infrastructure, 999 and 111 critical services)
  • postal services and delivery
  • payments providers
  • waste disposal sectors