COVID-19: Guidance over May half term 2021

Letter and guidance to parents

The Council have put together guidance and advice for schools, parents and families in Waltham Forest to follow over the May half term. 

A letter to parents and carers was sent on Thursday 27 May 2021, advising parents of:

  • the vaccination programme
  • latest COVID-19 measures
  • travelling abroad
  • testing at home

Download the letter to parents and carers. 

COVID-19 testing over half term guidance

The Council want to thank you for your continued support in testing. Over 40 million tests with staff and students have now been conducted as part of the education testing programme. Please continue to encourage your staff and secondary school or college students to test twice-weekly over half-term and test before returning to school or college after the holiday. Template letters are available on the secondary schools and colleges document sharing platform to help you communicate to staff, students and parents the importance of COVID-19 testing over half-term.

More details on testing over the may Half term from the Department for Education. 

Download infographics leaflet on testing at home.