Changes from Monday 17th January 2022
Changes to the self-isolation period for those who test positive for COVID-19
From Monday 17 January, people who are self-isolating with COVID-19 will have the option to reduce their isolation period after 5 full days if they test negative with a lateral flow device (LFD) test on both day 5 and day 6 and they do not have a temperature. For example, if they test negative on the morning of day 5 and the morning of day 6, they can return to their education or childcare setting immediately on day 6.
The first test must be taken no earlier than day 5 of the self-isolation period, and the second must be taken the following day. All test results should be reported to NHS Test and Trace.
If the result of either of their tests is positive, they should continue to self-isolate until they get negative results from two LFD tests on consecutive days or until they have completed 10 full days of self-isolation, whichever is earliest.
Anyone who is unable to take LFD tests or anyone who continues to have a temperature will need to complete the full 10 day period of self-isolation. Further information on self-isolation for those with COVID-19 is available.
Changes to Covid 19 Testing Procedures from 11th January 2022
As you will be aware, Covid-19 is very much still with us and we continue to do all that we can to reduce the risk of infection as much as possible and to keep our children, staff and families safe. We will continue to ventilate all buildings throughout the day.
We will continue to ensure that we maintain high levels of hygiene including increased hand washing and sanitising of surfaces. We will endeavour to do all that we can to keep children in school and learning alongside their peers.
You may also be aware the government procedures regarding isolation and testing have changed for everyone.
If you have Covid 19 symptoms:
If you take a Lateral Flow Device Test that is positive, but have no symptoms: