Since Wednesday 22 December, the 10 day self-isolation period for people who record a positive PCR test result for COVID-19 has been reduced to 7 days in most circumstances, unless you cannot test for any reason.
Individuals may now take LFD tests on day 6 and day 7 of their self-isolation period. Those who receive two negative test results are no longer required to complete 10 full days of self-isolation. The first test must be taken no earlier than day 6 of the self-isolation period and tests must be taken 24 hours apart. This also applies to children under 5, with LFD testing at parental or guardian discretion. If both these test results are negative, and you do not have a high temperature, you may end your self-isolation after the second negative test result and return to your education setting from day 8.
Daily testing for close contacts of COVID-19
People who are fully vaccinated, or children and young people aged between 5 and 18 years and 6 months, identified as a close contact of someone with COVID-19, should take an LFD test every day for seven days and continue to attend their setting as normal, unless they have a positive test result or develop symptoms at any time.
Anyone who is unwell or has symptoms of coronavirus must not attend school
If you have any of these symptoms, you should seek a test through community testing programmes using the link below:
Self Testing at HomeLetter to Parents/Carers
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Results needed to be recorded on the NHS Test and Trace system and with the school. Use both links below to record your results:
Lateral Flow Testing has been introduced into schools since the beginning of the Spring Term. The testing provides an additional control measure to help keep pupil, staff and the wider community as safe as possible. The tests help to identify anyone who is not showing any symptoms but has the virus and is infectious.