We currently follow the Gov.uk guidance –
“Living With Covid”, March 2022
ARCHIVED INFORMATION (September 2022):
From 24 February, the Government:
- Removed the legal requirement to self-isolate following a positive test. Adults and children who test positive will continue to be advised to stay at home and avoid contact with other people. After 5 days, they may choose to take a Lateral Flow Device (LFD) followed by another the next day – if both are negative, and they do not have a temperature, they can safely return to their normal routine. Those who test positive should avoid contact with anyone in an at risk group, including if they live in the same household. There will be specific guidance for staff in particularly vulnerable services, such as adult social care, healthcare, and prisons and places of detention.
- No longer asks fully vaccinated close contacts and those under the age of 18 to test daily for 7 days, and removed the legal requirement for close contacts who are not fully vaccinated to self-isolate. Guidance will set out the precautions that those who live in the same household as someone who has COVID-19, or who have stayed overnight in the same household, are advised to take to reduce risk to other people. Other contacts of people with COVID-19 will be advised to take extra care in following general guidance for the public on safer behaviours.
As a school, we continue to ventilate our classrooms – each classroom has a C02 monitor to ensure safe ventilation levels.
Children and staff are reminded of good hygiene practice (hand washing and/or sanitising; “catch it, bin it, kill it”; covering our mouths when we cough).
From 1 April, the Government will update guidance setting out the ongoing steps that people with COVID-19 should take to minimise contact with other people.