Schools COVID-19 operational guidance February 2022
Following the latest guidance setting out the next phase of the government’s COVID-19 response ‘living with Covid’ plan. The main changes are:
We will continue to follow our risk assessments which includes regular cleaning, ensuring good hygiene, keeping occupied spaces well ventilated, and following public health advice.
Up until the 1st April, should your child become ill with any of the three main Covid-19 symptoms in school, we will contact you and advise you to collect your child and administer a lateral flow test.
The Government guidance is that adults and children who do test positive will continue to be advised to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for at least 5 full days, and then continue to follow the guidance until they have received two negative test results on consecutive days.
In most cases, parents and carers will agree that a pupil with the key symptoms of COVID-19 should not attend the school, given the potential risk to others.
In all other instances, attendance at school is mandatory for all pupils.
Throughout this pandemic, you have worked with us in a supportive and caring way. We would like to express our thanks for this and for your ongoing support during these challenging times.
Colds, coughs and BACK TO SCHOOL
Requests for COVID testing is through the roof since schools went back, with many schools advising all kids with runny noses and colds to stay off and self isolate.
This is difficult for parents, really hard for schools...and NHS 111 is overrun with calls to speak to doctors.
Today the @rcpch issued some new up to date (and evidence based) guidance for parents and schools.
Only in the case of a heavy cold, should children be kept at home.