Coronavirus (Covid-19) information

20th December 2021

Prospect Training Services - Update to our learners and Parents/Carers.

As we near the end of the autumn term we would like to thank you for your support in keeping everyone within our organisation safe and also to clarify current plans for your young person's return in January 2022.

PTS re-open for the start of the new term on Tuesday 4th January 2022.

Asymptomatic twice weekly at-home testing, using Lateral Flow Test kits (LFTs), must take place in the new year. This should be done on a Sunday and Wednesday evening. Staff and students testing is essential to help identify cases early and help reduce transmission, which will help keep young people in face-to-face education.

From the first week of term your young person will need to supply evidence to a member of staff of a negative Lateral Flow Test taken within the last 24 hours or that they are exempt from this process.

All results of LFT must be reported - whether they are negative, void, or positive to this link www.GOV.uk/report-covid19-result. You will then receive a text/email to confirm your result from the NHS and this is what needs to be shown as the evidence. We also ask that you email a copy of the result to LFTLearner@prospecttraining.org.uk. in line with the twice weekly process (Sunday and Wednesday evening).

You can access Lateral Flow Devices at your local pharmacy or collection point, see Order coronavirus (COVID-19) rapid lateral flow tests - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) for further guidance.

As in current guidance, if your young person is experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms or have been advised to isolate they cannot enter the campus and please inform their personal tutor.

These current plans are subject to change and any changes to current government guidance will be updated and information sent to young persons and guardians.

Please continue to keep safe over the Christmas and New Year break and continue to report any cases of COVID-19 infection during this period through the normal channels.

If you have any questions on the above, then please contact our Centre on 01452 300255.

Wishing you a very peaceful Christmas and New year break.