I wanted to write to you all to explain the current COVID-19 guidance in light of recent announcements.

There is no longer a legal requirement for people with coronavirus infection to self-isolate, however if you have any of the main symptoms of COVID-19 or a positive test result, the public health advice is to stay at home and avoid contact with other people.

If you have COVID-19 you can infect other people from 2 days before your symptoms start, and for up to 10 days after. You can pass on the infection to others, even if you have mild symptoms or no symptoms at all. If you have COVID-19 you should stay at home and avoid contact with other people.

Children with COVID-19 should not attend school while they are infectious. They should take an LFD test from 5 days after their symptoms started (or the day their test was taken if they did not have symptoms) followed by another one the next day. If both these tests results are negative, they should return to school, as long as they feel well enough to do so and do not have a temperature. Children who live with someone who has COVID-19 should continue to attend school as normal as long as they don’t display any symptoms.

How to safely return to your normal routine before 10 days

I hope this information has helped you understand what to do if either yourself or your child tests positive but, as always, please do contact school if you need additional help.

Kind regards,
Mrs Pyle