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COVID-19 vaccination and testing 

Testing - 

Free testing for COVID-19 from the NHS has ended for most people in England. Free testing services have closed at pharmacies; test sites; community collection points such as libraries; schools, nurseries and universities (this includes the provision of kits for home testing). Most people in England are no longer advised to get tested and will need to pay if they want to get tested. Find out more on the NHS website

Symptoms and Isolating -

As part of the Government's plan for Living with COVID-19, the guidance for schools has been updated. There is no longer a requirement for students to test for COVID-19 and must follow the guidance of "Children and young people who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and avoid contact with other people. They can go back to school, college or childcare when they no longer have a high temperature, and they are well enough to attend. Adults with a positive COVID-19 test result should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days, which is when they are most infectious. For children and young people aged 18 and under, the advice will be 3 days”. 


At Sewell Park this is the guidance that we will be following, and would ask that you continue to support us, as you have always done, to ensure that our community remains safe as we move forward.

Any student who is absent from school will still be able to access education through our remote curriculum, which runs parallel to our in school curriculum. Students can continue to access this through Google Classroom.

Vaccinations - 

The government is strongly recommending vaccinations for all eligible children and adults.


The in-school COVID-19 vaccination programme ended on Friday 1st April. 12 to 15 year olds will still be able to access the vaccine outside of school by booking an appointment online or attending a walk in centre

Digital Covid passes are now available for 12 to 15 year olds, which can help support international travel and school trips. Further information on how to get an NHS COVID Pass in available on the NHS website

Everything Covid is a website designed by young people, for young people, to learn more about the vaccine, have their questions answered and to hear other young peoples views and stories.

If you have any questions or concerns arising, in relation to COVID and student testing, please email

This email box will be checked regularly and one of our COVID Coordinators will get back to you as soon as possible.  

Sewell Park Academy COVID Coordinators are Miss Penn and Miss Eyre.

Any future updates or changes will be shared by email and on these pages.

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