There are still steps you can take to reduce the risk of catching and spreading COVID-19:
Please note, face coverings are not required in school but students are very welcome to wear them if they prefer to do so.
Children and young people with mild symptoms such as a runny nose, sore throat, or slight cough, who are otherwise well, can continue to attend school.
Children and young people who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and avoid contact with other people, where they can. They can go back to school, and resume normal activities when they no longer have a high temperature and they are well enough to attend.
It is not recommended that children and young people are tested for COVID-19 unless directed to by a health professional.
If a child or young person has a positive COVID-19 test result they should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 3 days after the day they took the test, if they can. After 3 days, if they feel well and do not have a high temperature, the risk of passing the infection on to others is much lower. This is because children and young people tend to be infectious to other people for less time than adults.
Children and young people who usually go to school, college or childcare and who live with someone who has a positive COVID-19 test result should continue to attend as normal.
It is not a legal requirement to inform the school if your child has a positive Covid 19 test result, but we kindly ask that you do let us know as soon as possible to help us monitor and prevent the risk of infection if necessary.