Updated COVID-19 Guidance for Schools – 1st April 2022
This is the latest guidance that has been issued from the government in response to ‘Living with Covid’ and steps that pupils who test positive for COVID need to take. Most of the COVID-19 specific guidance for education and childcare settings will now be withdrawn from GOV.UK.
From Friday 1st April 2022:
Continuing control measures to be followed in school:
From Term 5 2022, the majority of parents and children will no longer be able to test so you will only keep your children off if poorly, or have a high temperature (please see above).
If your child has had to have a test for a medical reason or for another reason such as travelling and has tested positive, they should return to school after the 3rd day (4th morning) from the positive result. However only if your child feels well enough. There is no need to retest. This is a change to the previous guidance where there was a requirement to have 2 negative tests 24 hours apart before returning to school.
These measures are part of the next stage of adapting to ‘Living with COVID’. The government is clear that 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 any 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 COVID risk.