COVID-19

Current Guidance for Pupils

The guidance says that children or young people (aged 18 or under) who test positive for COVID-19 should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 3 days. This starts from the day after they did the test.

Good attendance at school and college is important for successful learning and it also provides wider benefits for your child’s development and wellbeing. Getting children and young people into good school habits now will help them maintain this throughout the year. 

The national approach continues to be that we are ‘living with COVID-19’. Schools and colleges adapted to this during the spring and summer last year and you will be used to what this means.

There are simple things you can do to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and other respiratory infections (such as flu). This will help to keep everyone in school and also to protect those at highest risk. These include: 
Getting yourself and your children vaccinated (including Autumn COVID-19 booster
where eligible) 
Practising good hygiene such as washing your hands and following advice to ‘Catch it,
Bin it, Kill it’
Consider wearing a face covering in crowded, enclosed spaces
Following guidance for people with symptoms of a respiratory infection including COVID-19,
or those with a positive COVID-19 test result.

If you have any queries relating to guidance or safe management of COVID-19 within school, please contact the office. 

Further information can be found here:  https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-and-treatment/when-to-self-isolate-and-what-to-do/

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/reducing-the-spread-of-respiratory-infections-including-covid-19-in-the-workplace