THURSDAY 20TH JANUARY 2022
Here is the new guidance from last night’s government briefing:
From 20 January, face coverings are no longer advised for pupils, staff and visitors in classrooms.
From 27 January, face coverings are no longer advised for pupils, staff and visitors in communal areas.
From 27 January, staff and pupils should follow wider advice on face coverings outside of school, including on transport to and from school.
MONDAY 17TH JANUARY 2022
Following the new guidance for COVID 19 in schools connected to the surge in new infection, please find below an updated risk assessment and the guidance document from the DfE.
About self isolation
Self-isolation means that you should stay at home and NOT go out. This is because you have either tested positive for COVID-19 or that you share a house with someone who is positive and you are are not double jabbed.
If you return a positive LFT, then you no longer need to book a PCR test. You will now need to start the isolation process.
With a positive LFT you will need to self-isolate for up to 10 days. However, from Monday 17th Jan 2022, if you return a negative LFT on both day 5 and 6 you can end your self-isolation.
For your information: the day your symptoms start, or if you are without symptoms and return a positive LFT, that is classed as Day Zero. Day One is the following day.
As you will already be aware, the UK Chief Medical Officers have raised the risk of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the UK from moderate to high.
We are closely monitoring guidance, and are working with school leaders to ensure that we are able to react quickly should there be a widespread outbreak of coronavirus.
Please follow the latest government guidance on Coronavirus, which can be found using the links below: