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January 2022 Isolation Rules

 

Positive test or symptoms

If a child tests positive for Covid-19 on a lateral flow or has symptoms of Covid-19, they must isolate and get a PCR test as soon as possible. If the PCR test is positive, they must continue to isolate for 10 days. If they are asymptomatic but then later develop symptoms, the 10 day isolation period must be started again at day 1. 

 

They can stop self-isolating after 7 days if they do a rapid lateral flow test on days 6 and 7 of the self-isolation period and:

  • both tests are negative
  • they did both tests at least 24 hours apart
  • they do not have a high temperature

 

They can stop self-isolating after the 10 days if either:

  • They do not have any symptoms
  • They just have a cough or changes to your sense of smell or taste – these can last for weeks after the infection has gone

 

If they have a high temperature after the 10 days, or are feeling unwell, keep self-isolating and seek medical advice.

 

Close contact or positive case in the home

If your child has been in close contact with someone who tests positive, or someone in your house test positive, they must complete a lateral flow test every day for 7 days. If this is negative they are welcome to come to school. 

 

If the lateral flow test is positive on any day, they must immediately isolate and get a PCR as soon as possible. 

 

Please note: over 18's who are not fully vaccinated (2 doses) must isolate for 10 days if they are a close contact of someone who has tested positive. 

 

Please send all PCR test results to school so we can keep an accurate record of cases and ensure your child's absence is marked correctly. 

Covid response under the National School Breakfast Programme

 

Our school has signed up to receive free healthy breakfast food as part of the Covid response offer, under the National School Breakfast Programme (NSBP), which is being delivered by the charities Family Action and Magic Breakfast.

 

As part of this government funded programme, schools can choose to offer children a healthy breakfast at school or at home. Initially we provided some families with a Breakfast Bag for the holidays. When we returned in September, the whole school benefited from Breakfast Bags for the first couple of weeks.

 

Since then, we have been offering bagel breakfast for children in their classrooms.

 

The benefits of a healthy breakfast include children being settled and ready to learn at the start of the day. Please speak to Mrs. McNamara, via the School Office, if you need any further support.

IMPORTANT

 

Dear Parents,

to ensure school emails can be accessed daily, for emergency childcare and other matters, please use: parents@shiremoor-primary.co.uk


Many thanks!

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