Latest COVID-19 Announcements

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Public Health Headlines for Schools and Early Year settings:

 

  • Symptomatic and asymptomatic testing (PCR and LFT) will cease for the majority of the population.
  • People with respiratory symptoms (including COVID-19 symptoms) should stay at home, avoid contact with others and return to normal activities when well enough and don't have a temperature. For schools and early years settings this means that children and young people who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and avoid contact with other people. They can go back to school, college or childcare when they no longer have a high temperature, and they are well enough to attend.
  • For adults testing positive for COVID-19 (some people will still have LFT kits available), they should stay at home for 5 days (remembering day 0 is day of onset of symptoms/day of test if no symptoms) and avoid contact with others. They should then return to normal activities only if well enough and don't have a temperature.
  • For children testing positive for COVID-19 (under 18 years old), they should stay at home for 3 days and avoid contact with others. They should then return to school and normal activities only if well enough and don't have a temperature.
  • The mainstay of COVID-19 advice for the general public will remain as:
    • wear a mask/face covering in enclosed spaces
    • keep indoor spaces ventilated
    • stay away from others if you have any symptoms of a respiratory illness, including COVID
    • vaccination remains the best way to protect us all from severe disease and hospitalisation due to COVID infection
If your child is currently isolating due to testing positive, you can re-calculate their isolation period as above and they can return to school without the need for 2 negative lateral flow tests.
 
Please remember to count the date of test or 1st day of symptoms as day '0'.
 
If you have any questions, please do get in touch with the office team.

 

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