This page has now been updated with advice for the government's strategy of Living with Covid. Historic documentation can still be found at the bottom (updated 01/04/2022).
Living with Covid Strategy
The new Government guidance for Living with COVID comes into action from 1st April 2022, and includes two key pieces of advice:
Symptoms of a Respiratory Infection
People with symptoms of a respiratory infection (including COVID-19) and a higher temperature or who feel unwell should try and stay at home and avoid contact with other people until they feel well enough to resume normal activities and they no longer have a high temperature.
Confirmed Positive COVID-19 via LFT or PCR*
Anyone with a positive COVID-19 test result will be advised to try and stay at home and avoid contact with other people for five days, which is when they are most infectious. For children and young people aged 18 and under, the advice will be three days.
*Free universal testing will only be available to select groups (e.g. patients in hospital / people eligible for community COVID-19 treatments / people living in or working in some high-risk settings). This does not include school settings and no school settings will any longer be provided with test kits.
Noadswood will retain the email@example.com address for parents and carers to contact us if your child will be off for any medical reason, including respiratory infections / potential or confirmed COVID-19. Please do email us daily, confirming if your child will be off for any medical reason. There is no longer a need to update us about LFT results or likely return dates.
Lateral Flow Testing
As noted above, the free supply of LFT kits to all is no longer part of the government policy with the Living with COVID strategy, and Noadswood no longer has any supply to give out we are sorry to say.
Should you have questions around this update, please drop them to firstname.lastname@example.org
All our thanks for your continued support of our school with all things Covid.