COVID-19

Covid-19 Updates

Updates on the frequently-changing Covid-19 situation can be found here on the website, as well as on our Facebook page and in our newsletter. Any urgent updates will be sent via School Comms.

All staff and pupils are expected to continue with home testing throughout the Easter Holidays. Please contact the school if your pupils has not yet received their test kit.

Home testing should be completed twice each week:

Test 1 - Sunday evening or Monday morning

Test 2 - Wednesday evening or Thursday morning

Results will be checked on Monday and Thursday.

Please call reception if you have had any issue submitting results

Home Testing Programme

From the 8th March we will be moving to a new phase of the Asymptomatic Testing Programme which will require staff and pupils to complete their testing at home.

The video opposite will guide you through the process of completing a test.

Step 1: When you have completed the test and received a result you are required to first register this with NHS Test and Trace

Step 2: The outcome of staff and pupil tests also needs to be communicated with the school. Please use the buttons below to share your results:

Testing Programme Consent

To participate in the testing programme, we require parental consent for all pupils. We ask that you visit the following link to complete a consent form: https://forms.gle/mUZcZ2fxRsAJUYsD6

If you wish to inform us that you are not intending to give consent, please confirm this by completing the form at the following link: https://forms.gle/epePXFJet2YJgQ666

Asymptomatic testing information for parents and adults in households with children at school or college

NHS Test and Trace announced earlier this week, that all adults in households with school and college age children without symptoms can now access regular rapid coronavirus (COVID-19) testing.

Test kits can either be collected or ordered online, as set out below. You should not give test kits to parents, carers or household members and should not order more test kits for this purpose. Secondary school and college students will continue to access testing through their school or college.

Please share the information below with your parent networks to help answer any questions they may have.

Undertaking regular, rapid coronavirus (COVID-19) testing helps reduce transmission of the virus. Parents and other adults in households with children at school or college, who do not have symptoms, can now access regular, rapid coronavirus (COVID-19) testing. This includes childcare and support bubbles.

Tests are fast, easy and completely free. There are different ways for a household, childcare or support bubble to collect their test to take at home, twice-weekly:

  • through your employer, if they offer testing to employees

  • by collecting a home test kit from a local test site – anyone aged 18 or over can collect 2 packs of 7 tests

  • by ordering a home test kit online – please do not order online if you can access testing through other routes, this frees up home delivery for those who need it most


If you have any queries about the tests, and you live in England, please call 119 (free from mobiles and landlines). Lines are open every day from 7am to 11pm.

Children of primary school age (and below) without symptoms are not being asked to take a test.

Testing is voluntary, but strongly recommended to all who are eligible. Alongside the vaccine, washing hands, wearing face coverings, and maintaining social distancing, rapid testing plays a vital role in reducing transmission rates. Getting into the habit of regular testing as part of our everyday lives will help us all to play our part and do what we can to protect each other.

Positive Case - Gosport Site

2nd March 2021

Please see the following letters following a positive case in on the Gosport Site.

Parents/carers of all those required to self-isolate have been contacted. If you have not been contacted by the school your pupil can still continue to attend unless they develop symptoms.

COVID - Self-isolation Letter as of 02.03.2021.pdf

Self-isolation letter for specific pupils contacted

COVID - General Letter to all school following Confirmed Case as of 02.03.2021.pdf

General Letter to all parents/carers

Face Coverings

Update: Pupils and staff are required to wear face coverings in classrooms, corridors and other communal areas. Some staff and pupils may be exempt from this guidance.

Visitors and parents/carers are required to wear face coverings on entering the building. We request that all visits to the Centre are by appointment only.

National Testing Programme

As part of the National Testing programme, pupils and staff are entitled to receive two lateral flow tests on their return to school. Please see the letter from the Headteacher which provides information on the national testing programme in schools https://www.thekeyeducationcentre.co.uk/parents-and-carers/letters

For more information about lateral flow testing please visit the following links which include government information videos:

If you have any questions, please contact us at our admin email addresses.


Testing Programme FAQ

Please use the following link to see some frequently asked questions about the testing programme in schools https://dfemedia.blog.gov.uk/2020/12/15/mass-testing-in-schools-your-questions-answered/

NHS Test and Trace Covid-19 Testing: Privacy Notices

Privacy Notice - Pupil testing.pdf

Covid-19 Testing Privacy Statement Pupils

Privacy Notice - Staff testing.docx.pdf

Covid-19 Testing Privacy Statement Staff

Privacy Notice - for supply of contact details by schools for management of Covid-19 testing.pdf

Covid-19 Testing Privacy Statement Staff Workforce

Covid-19 Updated Documents for 20th April 2021.pdf

Covid-19 Documentation

Updated 20th April 2021

Please find attached our documentation covering the following aspects of our Covid-19 measures to ensure we are a Covid Secure provision. The document includes:

  1. Control Measures Document

  2. Revised Risk Assessment

  3. Guidance on safe wearing and removal of face coverings in school

  4. Flowchart for dealing with a suspected case of Covid-19

  5. Site specific catering arrangements

BT are offering schools free Wi-Fi vouchers to enable pupils in need to access the internet at home

Following their scheme last year BT are once again offering schools free Wi-Fi vouchers to enable pupils in need to access the internet at home.

Each Wi-Fi voucher code will allow access to the internet on up to three devices at a time, for free, until the end of July 2021. Access will be provided through BT’s network of over 5 million Wi-Fi hotspots around the country and includes comprehensive content filtering.

If you would like to be considered for this scheme to access free Wi-Fi, please discuss with your contact at school or email IT support: IT@thekey.hants.sch.uk


Increasing Moble Data for Remote Learning

The Government are starting a new scheme were families can increase the amount of mobile data they can access, to help support remote learning. To apply, you must not have existing broadband at home and have your child working online.

The scheme will work with the following networks:

  • EE

  • O2

  • Sky Mobile

  • SMARTY

  • Tesco Mobile

  • Three

  • Virgin Mobile

  • Vodafone

If you would like to be considered for this scheme, please discuss with your contact at school or email IT support: IT@thekey.hants.sch.uk


Behaviour Policy Addendum

Please see our Covid-19 addendum to the behaviour policy. The main behaviour policy can be found on our policies page.

Behaviour Policy addendum C19 second phase.pdf

Remote Learning

Please see our dedicated Remote Learning page for more information about the provision in place for pupils self-isolating because of Covid-19.

Guidance on when to send your child to school


Hampshire County Council have issued a flowchart to support parents/carers to identify when to send a pupil to school.

Please contact Reception if you have any concerns around a potential Covid-19 case; a member of the team will advise you of next steps.

When-to-send-your-child-to-school-29.9.2020_6285.pdf
Public Health England Letter to Parents.pdf

A Letter from NHS England

Please see a letter issued on 23 September 2020 by NHS Test and Trace regarding when to seek a Covid-19 test.