COVID 19 Docs & FAQ
This page has been set up to help communicate our most current COVID 19 guidelines and help answer any questions you may have. Please check in regularly for updates.
Self-isolation if you have symptoms or following a positive test result
The Government's Next steps for living with COVID-19 announcement sets out new guidelines with effect from 1st April 2022:
- adults with the symptoms of a respiratory infection, and who have a high temperature or feel unwell, should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people until they feel well enough to resume normal activities and they no longer have a high temperature
- children and young people who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and avoid contact with other people. They can go back to school, college or childcare when they no longer have a high temperature, and they are well enough to attend
- adults with a positive COVID-19 test result should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days, which is when they are most infectious. For children and young people aged 18 and under, the advice will be 3 days
Students and staff who have reported a positive LFD result are no longer advised to get a confirmatory PCR test.
Free COVID-19 tests will only be available for specific groups, such as NHS patients and staff, once the universal testing offer ends on Friday 1 April. Schools will no longer distribute test kits to students or staff for regular testing.
COVID 19 Communications to Parents