From 24th February, there will be no legal requirement to self-isolate following a positive test. However, Public Health advice remains that adults and children who test positive should 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 2 negative test results on consecutive days. The day their symptoms started or a positive result from a COVID-19 test is Day 0, meaning the next day is Day 1
The Public Health advice is that where a staff member or child is symptomatic or has been confirmed as COVID positive but still wishes to attend the setting, you should follow your established policy in relation to any other communicable disease such as chicken pox or norovirus and the person should keep away from setting in line with the above.
Anyone with symptoms should continue to book a free NHS PCR test.
The recognised symptoms for COVID-19 remain:
– A high temperature
– A new and continuous cough
– The loss of taste and smell
Please contact the office (01603 434128) as soon as you know about a positive result or to let us know when your child is due to return to school.
We all need to continue to do what we can to ensure we keep each other safe and well.