The current measures in school will remain in place as there have been no new changes to the guidance from the DfE apart from self-isolation.
All visitors must wear a face covering and sanitise before entering the school.
All visitors are encouraged to take a LFT before any meetings take place on site.
Please see below NEW guidance on self-isolation.
Confirmatory PCR tests to be temporarily suspended for positive lateral flow device (LFD) test results
Confirmatory PCR tests following a positive lateral flow device (LFD) test result are to be temporarily suspended from Tuesday 11 January. This will mean that anyone who receives a positive LFD test result will be required to self-isolate immediately and will not be required to take a confirmatory PCR test.
PCR tests are to be booked if you are experiencing any of the 3 main symptoms:
- Continuous cough
- High temperature or fever
- loss of taste or smell
If you have a positive LFD test and show no symptoms - you must isolate.
Changes to the self-isolation period for those who test positive for COVID-19
This change came into effect in England on Monday 17 January and applies to all positive cases, regardless of vaccination status.
People who are self-isolating with COVID-19 have the option to reduce their isolation period after 5 full days if they test negative with an 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 test 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.
The new rules also apply to people who are already isolating – so if someone was already isolating before Monday 17 January, they can take LFD tests on day 5 and 6 and if they are both negative and they have no temperature they can end their isolation.
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.
The school cannot accept photographs of LFD tests. You must report your positive test results to the NHS at www.gov.uk/report-covid19-result or by phone on 119 (lines are open everyday from 7am to 11pm)
Please then send the notification from the NHS confirming your results to the school.