Changes to measures and guidance for managing COVID-19 in education and childcare settings from Friday 1 April 2022
From Friday 1st April, testing for COVID-19 is not recommended within schools:
• adults with the symptoms of a respiratory infection, and who have a high temperature or feel unwell, should try to 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, college or childcare when they no longer have a high temperature, and they are well enough to attend
• adults with a positive COVID-19 test result should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days, which is when they are most infectious. For children and young people aged 18 and under, the advice will be 3 days
The population now has much stronger protection against COVID-19 than at any other point in the pandemic. This means we can begin to manage the virus like other respiratory infections, thanks to the success of the vaccination programme and access to antivirals, alongside natural immunity and increased scientific and public understanding about how to manage risk.
Message on Class Dojo regarding contacting parents about positive COVID cases - 30/11/21
Good morning everyone,
As you know, we are always very careful to follow the guidelines set down by the government around COVID and all its associated protocols. The guidelines state that schools are not required to inform parents or carers if a child in the school tests positive for COVID as they do not count as a close contact. The government only counts people who live in the same household as a close contact.
However, we have had a request that we inform you if there is a case in a class, and so, bearing in mind the new variant, and how close we are to Christmas, we will be doing this from now on.
If we receive communication from a parent that their child has tested positive for COVID on a PCR, then we will send a message through Dojo to that class.
Please do not let this cause you undue anxiety, we have have had a number of cases over the past 20 months, and I am sure that we will continue to do so.
Currently, we have cases in Classes 3, 6, 8 and 9.
I hope that this will help those of you who are feeling anxious about this.