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Clarification around Self-isolation, close contacts and positive cases from 1st April 2022

 

Covid 19 – Updated advice for all adults and pupils

 

On Friday 1 April 2022 the Department for Education updated its guidance to clarify what actions staff and pupils should take if feeling unwell or after testing positive for COVID-19: Living safely with respiratory infections, including COVID-19 - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

 

www.gov.uk/guidance/living-safely-with-respiratory-infections-including-covid-19

 

The latest advice is that:  

 

  • Adults with the symptoms of a respiratory infection, who have a high temperature or feel unwell, should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people until they feel well enough to resume normal activities and they no longer have a high temperature (38C and above).

 

  • Children and young people who are unwell and have a high temperature (38C and above) 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.

 

  • Adults with a positive COVID-19 test result should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days, which is when they are most infectious. For children and young people aged 18 and under, the advice is 3 days.

 

Anyone who is already isolating can transfer to these new guidance timings from today, which also means that there is no longer a requirement to test on day 5/6 to return to school.

 

These changes are part of the Government’s Living with COVID plan, which aims to manage the virus like other respiratory infections. This has been made possible largely thanks to the successful vaccination programme, increased immunity and an improved understanding about how to manage risk.

Coronavirus (COVID‑19) Government Guidance

Covid 19 Precautions at Chalk Ridge

We continue to seek to minimise the risk of any COVID infection spreading within school and are continuing to follow the NHS "Catch it, Bin it, Kill it" guidelines. 

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