Self Isolation:  Staff and students are still required to self isolate for 5+ days following a positive LFT. The advice from the UK Health Security Agency outlines this position:

  • “Children and young people with COVID-19 should not attend their education setting while they are infectious. They should take an LFD test from 5 days after their symptoms started (or the day their test was taken if they did not have symptoms) followed by another one the next day. If both these tests results are negative, they should return to their educational setting if they normally attend one, as long as they feel well enough to do so and do not have a temperature. They should follow the guidance for their educational setting.”
  • “Children and young people who usually attend an education or childcare setting and who live with someone who has COVID-19 should continue to attend the setting as normal.”

This guidance is unchanged from the end of the last half term, and we will continue to follow these measures until the Easter holiday, unless the national picture changes.

The letter from Mr Simon Taylor CEO can be read in full here