Covid 19 - Living with the Virus Update April 22
Dear Parents and Carers
We wanted to announce our updates on managing Covid 19 within the school setting. This is following National and Local Authority advice:
- Adults (staff) with the symptoms of a respiratory infection, and 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. We also ask parents with symptoms to avoid visiting the school.
- 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 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 for 3 days of no contact with other people. As a school we request as with adults, that the child stays off school for 5 days post the positive date of the test.
- Regular asymptomatic testing is no longer recommended in any education or childcare setting. Therefore we will no longer request LFD testing of pupils as we all learn to live with the virus.
- School will no longer inform families when there is a positive cases of covid within the school community and shall treat covid as with other infectious diseases such as Norovirus and flu.
- The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) will publish new guidance. Most of the specific COVID-19 guidance for education and childcare settings was withdrawn from Gov.uk on Friday 1 April 2022
We will still maintain high levels of hygiene management including asking pupils to regularly wash their hands alongside ventilation of rooms. All other aspects of the school covid risk assessment are now no longer applicable.
We hope these direct links may be useful to parents who have any questions or concerns.