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)
The latest advice is that:
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.
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.