Covid advice for parents - updated 24th February 2022
From Thursday 24th February, the Government removed the legal requirement to self-isolate following a positive test. However, the DfE advises adults and children who test positive continue to be advised to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for at least 5 full days, and then continue to follow the guidance until they have received 2 negative test results on consecutive days. Please see the details below:
Day 1 is counted as the next full day after your positive result is received or symptoms began
Can my child return on day 6?
Students who are self isolating can reduce their isolation period early by doing:
- A lateral flow test early on the morning of day 5
- A lateral flow test early on the morning of day 6 (24 hours apart)
- Students can return to school on day 6 provided the day 5 and the day 6 test result is negative, and they do not have a temperature of 37.8 or higher
- Please ring the school to let us know the situation from day 5 onwards
My child is still testing positive on day 5
- Repeat the procedure above until two consecutive tests (taken 24 hours apart) are negative.
My child is still testing positive on day 10
- All students may return after 10 days of isolation unless they still have a temperature, in which case seek medical advice.
Work during isolation
If a student is well enough, work on Google Classroom should be attempted. Please see our webpage for details of Google Classroom (students already use Google Classroom for homework).