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Model School Primary School, Northland Rd, County Londonderry

New School Term -Lateral Flow Testing

5th Jan 2022

We recently received correspondance from Mr Mark Browne, Permanent Secretary of the Department of Education

In the letter addressed to school Principal's he stated ;

"The Department has a shared objective to keep schools safe and open as we all know that the best place for our children and young people is in school, receiving high quality face-to-face learning, connecting socially, building positive relationships and engaging constructively with learning.

The Executive meeting did not make any changes to the additional restrictions announced before Christmas and there is no change to the operation of schools and education settings from the autumn term.

As an important mitigating measure ahead of the new school term, schools are encouraged to ask all post-primary pupils and staff to take a Lateral Flow Test 24hrs before their return to school. Thank you for your continued support."