NHS Guidance for Covid-19
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.
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
Self Isolation Activities List
The Family Years - Coronavirus
Stay at home Guidance for Parents
Stay at home guidance for households
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Date Published: 11 Apr 2023