Latest government COVID-19 guidance: People with symptoms of a respiratory infection including COVID-19 (April 2022)
When children and young people with symptoms should stay at home and when they can, return to education.
Children and young people with mild symptoms such as a runny nose, sore throat, or slight cough, who are otherwise well, can continue to attend their education setting.
Children and young people who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and avoid contact with other people, where they can. They can go back to school, college or childcare, and resume normal activities when they no longer have a high temperature and they are well enough to attend.
Therefore, if your child has mild cold symptoms and is well enough to be in school they can attend. However, if they have a temperature and are feeling unwell, they should remain at home until they no longer have a temperature and are feeling well enough to return to school. If a child develops a temperature at school or becomes unwell, we will contact parents to ask for the child to be collected, like we normally would have done, before the coronavirus outbreak.
Children and young people aged 18 years and under who have a positive test result:
It is not recommended that children and young people are tested for COVID-19, unless directed to by a health professional.
If a child or young person has a positive COVID-19 test result they should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 3 days after the day they took the test, if they can. After 3 days, if they feel well and do not have a high temperature, the risk of passing the infection on to others is much lower.
Therefore, if your child tests positive for COVID-19 they need to remain at home for 3 days after the day they took the test. The day the test was taken is day zero.
Please find the latest guidance from the government here.
Please follow the link below to our Whole School Risk Assessment in light of the full opening of schools on the 8th March, and the following terms. This is a working document. It will be reviewed regularly and will be updated following government guidance and Local Authority advice.