Coronavirus updates

This page is dedicated to the sharing advice received from the Government in response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) as well as information on what we are doing as a school.

You can find a useful document from Portsmouth City Council that we feel gives clear helpful advice for you to follow depending on how you or they present here.

ALNS COVID-19 Risk Assessment and Protocols (Updated 15/01/2021)

Please click the links below to read our published Risk Assessment for staff and students at the school.

Summary of latest changes

Updated sections:

  • Page 35 Appendix 2 – Remote Education Provision – Information for Parents (previously known as Remote Education Action Plan)
  • Page 47 Appendix 4 – Live Lesson Protocols (previously known as Distance Learning Protocols)
  • Page 2 New links to DFE guidance for Testing and Changes for school under January restrictions
  • Page 10 Removal of Healthcare waste as a result of Lateral Flow Testing
  • Page 14 Lateral Flow Testing
  • Page 16 Fire Risk Assessment
  • Page 17 Key Worker School

New sections:

  • Page 56 Appendix 6 – Jan 21 Key Worker School Protocols & Procedures
  • Page 67 Appendix 7 – Rapid Lateral Flow Testing Protocols and Risk Assessment
Latest news

Year Group Villages and changes for November 2020 – March 2021

Use the slider to see the plans for the new Year group villages after October half term.

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You can see a short summary of the changes with Mr Doherty and Mr Hutton below.

Ensuring your child is safe at school

Government guidance for secondary school provision

Covid-safety at school and preparing for possible cases within our school community


The DfE have also launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and students can contact the helpline as follows:

  • Phone: 0800 046 8687
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)


You can find the latest updates on COVID-19 on the Government page here:

Updated travel advice

The latest travel guidance can be found here:

The importance of hygiene

Personal hygiene is the most important way we can tackle COVID-19, especially washing hands more; and the catch it, bin it, kill it strategy for those with coughs and sneezes.

Wash your hands more often for 20 seconds with soap and hot water.

In addition to handwashing before eating and after sneezing, both children and staff should also wash hands after using toilets and after travelling on public transport.

Action Plan

On 3rd March 2020, the Government launched their Coronavirus action plan. This document sets out what the UK as a whole has done to tackle the Coronavirus (COVID-19), and what it plans to do next. On the 9th March 2020, the Government confirmed that we remain in the Contain phase.

The action plan can be found here:

The document includes:

  • what we know about the virus and the disease it causes
  • how we have planned for an infectious disease outbreak, such as the current coronavirus outbreak
  • the actions we have taken so far in response to the current coronavirus outbreak
  • what we are planning to do next, depending upon the course the current coronavirus outbreak takes
  • the role the public can play in supporting this response, now and in the future

Educational resources

The e-Bug project is led by Public Health England and has a dedicated webpage for learning resources on hand washing and respiratory hygiene.
Resources are currently available for KS1, KS2 and KS3 and can be used in various settings including schools:

Guidance for Education Settings

They have also released the following guidance for education settings:

You can read the advice given to schools by the Government on the link below, including more information about the Coronavirus which will hopefully help dispel some of the myths that are going around!

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