Updated Covid-19 Guidance
From 1st April 2022
Updated Covid-19 Guidance from 1/4/22
From today (Friday 1 April) the Department for Education has updated its guidance to clarify what actions staff and pupils should take if feeling unwell or after testing positive for COVID-19: Living safely with respiratory infections, including COVID-19 - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
The latest advice is that:
Children who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and avoid contact with other people. They can go back to school when they no longer have a high temperature, and they are well enough to attend.
Adults with the symptoms of a respiratory infection, 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.
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 is 3 days.
Anyone who is already isolating can transfer to these new guidance timings from today, which also means that there is no longer a requirement to test on day 5/6 to return to school.
These changes are part of the Government’s Living with COVID plan, which aims to manage the virus like other respiratory infections.