Changes to Isolation

Changes to isolation guidance from Monday 17th

From Monday 17th, people will be able to leave isolation from the start of day 6 if:

  • They have a negative LFT on day 5 and
  • A negative LFT 24 hrs after their day 5 test on day 6

Effectively then, from day 5, they can test morning and night until there are two negatives 24 hrs apart. You leave isolation on day 11 regardless of test status providing you don't have a temperature and there is no need to retake LFTs for 2 weeks. This means anyone who becomes symptomatic or has a positive test from Tuesday 11th (day 0) can potentially be released on Monday 17th with a negative LFT on 16th and 17th. It could also release somebody who had a day 0 on Monday 11th one day earlier than the previous guidelines.

Regular Testing.

After the in school tests on 4th and 5th January, please continue to make sure your child tests twice a week (on a sunday and Wednesday evening) . This is even if they have recently had Covid - 19.

From 11 January in England, people who receive positive lateral flow device (LFD) test results for coronavirus (COVID-19) will be required to self-isolate immediately and won’t be required to take a confirmatory PCR test.

This is a temporary measure while COVID-19 rates remain high across the UK. Whilst levels of COVID-19 are high, the vast majority of people with positive LFD results can be confident that they have COVID-19.

Please remember that lateral flow tests are only for people without symptoms. If you have any symptoms of COVID you must still take a PCR test, even if you have had recent negative lateral flow tests. 

You can see the government guidance regarding this by clicking here.


Mask in Classrooms

When students return to school in Janury, they will be required to wear masks in classrooms as well as communal areas. Please ensure that your chlld is equipped with a mask and a spare on their return. If your child is exempt from wearing a mask, please ensure that they are wearing the appropriate lanyard so that staff know. 


Thank you for your support in keeping our school safe.




06 Jan 2022

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