In line with changes announced by the UK government in July 2021 we would like to remind all parents that if your child tests positive for coronavirus then they must stay at home and isolate for 10 days. However, if other people in your household test positive but your child is well and is not showing symptoms of coronavirus (high temperature, change in taste or smell or new, continuous cough), then your child can come to school as normal.
As of 17 January 2022:
People who are self-isolating with COVID-19 have the option to reduce their isolation period after 5 full days if they test negative with an LFD test on both day 5 and day 6 and they do not have a temperature. For example, if they test negative on the morning of day 5 and the morning of day 6, they can return to their education or childcare setting immediately on day 6.
The first test must be taken no earlier than day 5 of the self-isolation period, and the second must be taken the following day. All test results should be reported to NHS Test and Trace.
If the result of either test is positive, they should continue to self-isolate until they get negative results from two LFD tests on consecutive days or until they have completed 10 full days of self-isolation, whichever is earliest.
Anyone who is unable to take LFD tests or anyone who continues to have a temperature will need to complete the full 10-day period of self-isolation.
If you need any further advice, support or clarification about what we are asking parents to do, please contact us directly in school via email@example.com or take a look at the Parental Guide.