Monday 4th April 2022
RE: Living with Covid-19
Last week the government removed all laws regarding Covid-19 and published a document called ‘Living safely with respiratory infections including Covid-19.’
General guidance from the government remains:
- Get vaccinated (vaccinations are now available to primary aged children)
- Let fresh air in if meeting indoors
- Wear a face covering in crowded and enclosed spaces, especially where coming into contact with people you do not usually meet and when rates of transmission are high
- Wash your hands and following advice to “Catch it, Bin it, Kill it”
If your child has mild symptoms such as a runny nose, sore throat, or a slight cough they should continue to come to school.
If your child has the symptoms of a respiratory infection especially a continuous cough, high temperature and severe headache they should stay at home and avoid contact with other people. They should not return to school until feeling well.
Please also note there is no longer a requirement for you to test your child if they have symptoms of Covid-19.
If your child does have a test, and they are positive, the new recommendation is that your child stays off school for at least 3 days. If after 3 days they do feel well and do not have a temperature, they may return to school.
If your child is off school with a respiratory infection the school will not provide work for them to do at home.
As always, if you have any questions please contact the school office for advice.