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Latest Covid Guidance

1 April 2022 (by admin)

Please find the latest Covid Guidance as of Friday 1st April 2022 for children and adults.

COVID UPDATE – 1st April 2022


As of tomorrow, the national COVID guidance changes for everyone.  The DfE guidance advice for school’s states that:

  • 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
  • Adults with a positive COVID-19 test result should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days, which is when they are most infectious. For children and young people aged 18 and under, the advice will be 3 days


The advice also references what to do if someone should test positive for COVID-19, however please be mindful that the government are also removing free testing for COVID-19 for most people as of 1st April.  Therefore, we are not expecting many children to have a test result as tests become unavailable.


There will no longer be a need to keep your child off school if they have a persistent cough, nor if they lose their sense of taste or smell.  Children will only need to stay off school if they are too poorly to be here.  In line with the guidance, children who have a high temperature (over 38) should not attend school until their temperature has returned to normal, and we will continue to send children home if their temperature is above 38 during the school day.


If you have any queries about this guidance, please do not hesitate to contact the school office.


Kind regards

Miss Taylor

Head teacher