COVID-19 Update - WB 28th February 2022
You will all be aware that the Prime Minister announced changes to the self-isolation guidance recently. Below is a summary of the guidance, which we hope you will find useful:
· Self-Isolation—There is no longer a ‘legal’ requirement for people with COVID-19 to self-isolate. However, if your child has any of the main symptoms of COVID-19 or a positive test result (either taken with a LFD or PCR test), the Government advice is to stay at home and avoid contact with other people. If your child develops symptoms, you should arrange a PCR test and avoid contact with people while you are waiting their test result.
· If your child has a COVID-19 positive test result— If your child has a positive COVID-19 test result, for the safety of all pupils and staff, Government advice is they should not attend school. There is no change to the isolation period. Your child can take a lateral flow test on day 5 after their symptoms started or the day their test was taken if they did not have symptoms (Day Zero), followed by another test the following day (day 6). If both results are negative and they do not have a high temperature, they can safely return to school on day 6. If the lateral flow tests remain positive, your child will need to isolate until they have completed two negative tests or after 10 days of isolation. Pupils who are close contacts of a COVID-19 positive case Pupils who are close contacts of an infectious case can continue to attend school but we ask you pay special attention to COVID-19 symptoms and act accordingly.
May we take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support and cooperation.
Dear Parents and Carers
We hope you have all had a restful and enjoyable break and we are looking forward to welcoming the children back to school on Wednesday 5th January 2022 (Tuesday 4th is an Inset day).
The timings of the school day will remain the same alongside the control measures we have in place to ensure we keep our school community as safe as we can. These include:
The following areas of guidance have recently been updated.
From 14 December 2021, adults who are fully vaccinated and all children and young people aged between 5 and 18 years and 6 months identified as a contact of someone with COVID-19 are strongly advised to take a LFD test every day for 7 days and continue to attend their setting as normal, unless they have a positive test result.
Daily testing of close contacts applies to all contacts who are:
School attendance is mandatory for all pupils of compulsory school age and it is the governments priority to ensure that as many children as possible regularly attend school. We will continue to the support the children with both their academic and social and emotional learning and are looking forward to the new term and the exciting opportunities that are planned for the children.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.