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Sefton schools set to reopen after Christmas break

Parents in sefton are being advised that schools in the borough which are scheduled to reopen this week will do so, unless they are contacted directly by their child’s school and told differently.

“With less than 24 hours to go, we are not asking schools and parents to change their plans. As a Tier 3 area which has a lower infection rate than others, the schools that are scheduled to reopen this week should do so, including primary and special schools as well as secondary schools for vulnerable and key worker children.

“We will work with school leaders and teams to ensure risk assessments are reviewed and updated if necessary, and shared with staff.

“We recognise the concerns of some staff and where this leads to individual school closure, we will work with and support schools if this happens. At this stage less than 24 hours before school starts this is hard to predict and we will keep this under constant review and monitor staff and pupil attendance.
“Fines for non-attendance are always a last resort and only when parents have not worked with the school around their specific circumstances.”

Our Aintree, Bootle and Southport SMART test sites are now open for people who don’t have symptoms from 8am to 8pm every day and no appointments needed.