LATEST INFORMATION/LETTERS TO PARENTS
Dear Parent / Carer
COVID-19 testing update from Tower Hamlets
We are asking that anyone over the age of 11-years-old who lives, works, or learns in Tower Hamlets has a PCR test for COVID-19.
This includes people who do not have any symptoms, people who have been vaccinated and people who have recently had a negative LFT (‘rapid’ test).
We are opening more testing sites for people to get tested or collect home test kits. Some of these will be temporary, all of them will offer walk-in testing, with no appointment necessary.
In addition to doing your one-off PCR test, we ask that you continue with regular rapid tests and follow the usual guidance if you have symptoms.
More information can be found at www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/gettested or you can call the council’s helpline on 020 7364 3030 from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.
Why is more testing being made available?
Tower Hamlets has one of the lowest COVID-19 testing rates in London and we need your help to change it.
Testing finds COVID-19 cases and stops further spread, because people can self-isolate (stay at home) when they know they are positive.
This protects everyone.
With more social restrictions easing from Monday 17 May, more people will be coming into contact with each other, meaning it is important that everyone is taking regular tests - whether they have symptoms or not.
Where to get tested
We are opening more testing sites for people to get tested or collect home test kits. Some of these are temporary but will help us understand what testing options meet the needs of residents. All sites offer walk-in testing.
Additional testing sites if you have no symptoms (opening from Monday 17 May):
- Whitehorse Lane, corner of Mile End Road, London, E1 4LR (opposite Stepney Green tube station)
- Tesco Superstore, Hancock Road, Bow, E3 3DA (left hand car park as enter)
- Bethnal Green Road end of Weavers Field, near Oxford House, Derbyshire Street, E2 6HG
- Chrisp Street Idea Store, East India Dock Road, E14 6BT
- Island Health, 145 East Ferry Road, E14 3BQ (near Asda Superstore)
- South side of Limehouse Station, 244 Ratcliffe Lane, E14 7JE
Existing testing sites can now be accessed whether you have symptoms or not:
- Idea Store Watney Market, 260 Commercial Street, E1 2FB
- Jack Dash House, 2 Lawn House Close, E14 9YQ
- Ecology Pavilion, Grove Road, Bow, E3 5TW
In addition to walk-in testing, you can book an appointment for a Covid-19 test by calling 119 or online www.nhs.uk/coronavirus. Appointments will be given at one of the above existing test sites.
Visit www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/gettested for the latest information on testing options, locations and opening times.
If anyone in your household is waiting on a Covid test result, please do not come to the school until negative result has been given.
ALL SCHOOL LETTERS
YEARS 12 AND 13
Emergency Contact Telephone Numbers: available between 11.00am - 1.00pm and 3.00pm - 4.00pm
Years 7 and 8 - 07776914423
Year 9 - 07776914480
Year 10 - 07776914427
Year 11 - 07776914447
Year 12 and 13 - 07470375110
Please note that if these numbers are misused it will be reported to the police.