Coronavirus (Covid-19) Official Guidelines

4th January 2022

Updated guidance 01/04/2022

New self isolating guidance for pupils:
Children and young people with mild symptoms such as a runny nose, sore throat, or slight
cough, who are otherwise well, can continue to attend their education setting.
Children and young people who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home
and avoid contact with other people, where they can. They can go back to school, college or
childcare, and resume normal activities when they no longer have a high temperature and
they are well enough to attend.

Free testing no longer available for schools and no longer advised in specialist settings

Twice weekly testing in special schools and alternative provision settings comes to an end

Schools can't order free lateral flow tests any more

 

 

Updated guidance 11/01/2022

From Tuesday 11th January in England, people who do not have symptoms but receive  positive lateral flow tests results will be required to self-isolate immediately, and won't be required to take a confirmatory PCR test.

This is a temporary measure while covid-19 rates remain high across the UK. Under this new approach, anyone who receives a positive LFT result should report their result on Gov.UK and self-isolate immediately, but will not need a follow-up PCR test.

After reporting a positive LFT test result, they will be contacted by NHS Test and Trace so that their contacts can be traced.

If you have symptoms of Covid-19, no matter how mild, you should take a PCR test.

Updated 08/10/2021

DFE update - letter to parents 07/10/2021

Pupils who have a household contact, who is a confirmed case (PCR positive) need a PCR test and should not attend school whilst awaiting the result.

Anyone with symptoms is advised to get a PCR test and should only return to school after a negative result.

We will follow advice from regulatory and statutory bodies.

What Parents and Carers need to know - Government Guidance

                                           

Coronavirus Anxiety

Coronavirus Home Challenge

Self Isolation Activities List

The Family Years - Coronavirus

Stay at home Guidance for Parents

Stay at home guidance for households

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Helpline details:

Phone: 0800 046 8687

Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk

Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)

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