April 2022

Friday 1st April, 2022

So what’s changing then?  From Friday 1st April, routine testing will no longer be expected, and access to testing will be only for specific groups including eligible patients and NHS and care staff.  Free PCR testing for most people will no longer be available and there will be a charge for lateral flow tests.  This is all part of the Government’s ‘Living with COVID Plan’ which is about living with and managing the virus.   

From 1st April, the advice for the general public will be for anyone who feels unwell and has a temperature to try and 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.  Where individuals need to leave their home, when they have symptoms or have tested positive, they should avoid close contact with people with a weakened immune system, wear a face-covering and avoid crowded places.

-  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

-  Should my child go to school if they test positive for COVID?

No. From 1 April, anyone with a positive COVID-19 test result will be advised to try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for five days, which is when they are most infectious.

The school will continue to ensure all occupied spaces are well-ventilated and let fresh air in.  We will also continue good hygiene practices such as hand-washing and cleaning of high touch points around the school.

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