LIVING WITH COVID-19 GOVERNMENT GUIDANCE
You will have seen my previous post this week regarding the changes to national Covid-19 guidelines which have come into place today.
The updated guidance for schools has been published today and we are in the process of reviewing what these changes mean for us as a school. When this has been done, I will inform the school community of the changes to our Covid-19 guidance.
SCHOOLS' OPERATIONAL GUIDANCE
Please click the link below for updated Schools' Operational Guidance:
MAIN CHANGES TO GUIDANCE
- The remaining domestic restrictions in England will be removed. The legal requirement to self-isolate ends. Until 1 April, the Government still advise people who test positive to stay at home. Adults and children who test positive are advised to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for at least five full days and then continue to follow the guidance until they have received two negative test results on consecutive days.
- From April, the Government will update guidance setting out the ongoing steps that people with COVID-19 should take to be careful and considerate of others, similar to advice on other infectious diseases. This will align with testing changes.
- Self-isolation support payments, national funding for practical support and the medicine delivery service will no longer be available.
- Routine contact tracing ends, including venue check-ins on the NHS COVID-19 app.
- Fully vaccinated adults and those aged under 18 who are close contacts are no longer advised to test daily for seven days and the legal requirement for close contacts who are not fully vaccinated to self-isolate will be removed.