Covid 19 restrictions 2021-2022
We now have some more clarity on the new guidance for the management of Covid symptoms and positive cases. The government have removed the legal requirement to self-isolate, following a positive test for COVID-19. Adults and children who do test positive will continue to be advised to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for at least 5 full days. However, there is no need to obtain negative tests on days 5 and 6. In addition, the government will no longer ask fully vaccinated close-contacts and those aged under 18 to test daily for 7 days. The legal requirement for close contacts who are not fully vaccinated to self-isolate has been removed. Contact tracing will also end.
From Thursday 24th February until 1st April, we continue to advise children and staff who are unwell with COVID-19 symptoms to take a test via the NHSsystem. If they test positive, our advice is that they stay at home and avoid contact with other people for at lease 5 full days and continue to follow NHS guidance prior to return. Children and staff who are asymptomatic and test positive should also follow this advice.
Children are otherwise expected to attend school regularly. If they are not well enough to be at school they should stay at home until they are feeling better. Staff and students may choose to wear a face covering during the school day, indoors or outdoors. We will continue to promote good respiratory and hand hygiene and keep spaces well ventilated.
Thank you for your support with meticulous hygiene and strong attendance - we are keen to keep as many children in school to accelerate their learning and make up for the lost time.
If your child has symptoms of Covid, or tests positive, please contact the school office for advice on 01344 772034