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COVID-19

Introduction

Please find below information explaining what we are doing in school to keep everyone safe and links to guidance that we hope you may find helpful during these difficult times.

On 21st February, 2022, Government announced the Living with Covid-19 plan, link below:

This step removes the remaining legal restrictions used to manage the pandemic and moves the management of the disease towards the Public Health standard approaches for managing infectious diseases.

This change in the approach has been reflected in Department of Education guidance for schools:

Self-Isolation and close contacts

Whilst the legal requirement for cases to self-isolate was removed from 24th February 2022, adults and children who test positive for Covid-19 are advised to stay at home and avoid contact with other people.

Guidance for individuals provided by the UK Health Security Agency can be found at:

The national Public Health advice is that anyone who has tested positive for Covid-19 should self-isolate at home for at least 5 full days, with LFD testing starting from 5 days after the day symptoms started (or the day the test was taken if there are no symptoms), and be undertaken daily until there are two consecutive negative tests at which point self-isolation may end provided the case has no fever/high temperature. The advised self-isolation period for cases ends for all cases after 10 full days from the day following their symptom onset.

The guidance for individuals states that children and young people with COVID-19 should not attend their education setting whilst they are infectious.

If a child is ill in school and showing symptoms of Covid-19, parents will be informed immediately and asked to collect their child as soon as possible. If your child tests positive following a LFD Test please report the test result to the NHS using the link below.

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