Covid Update

You will be aware that the government issued new advice during the half term holidays about self-isolation and testing which affects you and your child. This information sets out what the new guidance is. It is no longer a legal requirement to self-isolate following a positive test. However, government advice is still that your child should stay at home and avoid contact with other people if they have tested positive for COVID-19.

If your child is symptomatic, they should get a PCR test as soon as possible. Your child can return to school after 10 full days isolation. They may be able to return earlier if they test negative for two days in a row from day 5 of self-isolation and do not have a temperature. If they continue to test positive during the 10-day isolation they can return after completing 10 full days isolation. Your child will still receive work to do at home if they need to self-isolate, as well as free school meal support if they are eligible for this.

In school, we will continue to take a number of measures to reduce the spread of the virus, including thorough cleaning, ensuring spaces are well ventilated and encouraging good hygiene. Thank you for your help and co-operation. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.