Due to the current travel guidelines in place, we are asking all parents and carers with children at QEGS to please inform us of their overseas travel during the summer break, if the date of return to England was on or after 10th August 2020.

This is so we can accurately record which pupils and students will require a 2-week self-isolation period after returning from overseas travel. To view an up-to-date list of countries that are within one of the Government’s ‘travel corridors’ and therefore exempt from this process, please click here.

If the country you and your family have travelled to is not within a ‘travel corridor’, and you returned on or after the 17th August 2020, please email travelupdate@qegsblackburn.com with the following information:

• Pupil/student name(s):
• Year group(s):
• Country visited:
• Date of arrival in country visited:
• Date of return to England:
• Contact telephone number:

As outlined here, you will need to self-isolate if you visited or made a transit stop in a country or territory that is not on the list in the 14 days before you arrive in England.

Following the 17th August 2020, if you or anyone in your household shows any symptoms of COVID-19, you must self-isolate and follow the instructions given here and notify reportchildabsence@qegsblackburn.com with:

• Pupil/student name(s):
• Year group(s):
• First day of self-isolation period:

On behalf of the Head, Mrs CY Gammon, thank you for your patience in recent months and we very much appreciate your support in the coming weeks.