From 1 April, routine testing will no longer be expected in all education and children’s social care settings. This is part of the government’s plan to remove remaining restrictions on society while protecting the most vulnerable from COVID-19.
Should my child still go school if they test positive for Covid?
No. From 1 April, anyone with a positive COVID-19 test result is advised to try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for five days, which is when they are most infectious. For children and young people aged 18 and under, the advice will be three days.
Will the school still be taking measures to prevent Covid?
We will continue to have in place our baseline infection prevention and control measures that will help to manage the spread of infection:
- Ensuring occupied spaces are well-ventilated and let fresh air in.
- Reinforcing good hygiene practices such as hand washing and cleaning.
- Enforcing the guidance above
Should I keep testing my child?
From 1 April, test kits will no longer be readily available. Asymptomatic testing was also removed in February 2022.
What if my child is unwell?
- adults (staff) with the symptoms of a respiratory infection, and who have a high temperature or feel unwell, should 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
- children and young people 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
- If a child is unwell and unable to attend school, they follow the school policy for reporting an absence.
Guidance that we will follow: