Covid 19 Guidance
Covid-19 Procedure for GLT Schools 2023
The current advice is that Covid-19 presents a low risk of serious illness to most children and young people, and most of those who are fully vaccinated.
Regular asymptomatic Covid-19 testing is no longer required in educational settings.
Due to high immunity in society, a greater understanding of the virus and improved access to treatments, we can now focus on how we live with COVID-19.
We continue to encourage children and adults to get vaccinated. If your child has not been vaccinated, you can read more about the vaccine programme here.
Q: Should my child still go to their childcare or education setting if they test positive for Covid-19?
Anyone with a positive COVID-19 test result is advised to try to 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 is three days
If children live with someone who has tested positive they can come to school
Adults who live with someone who has tested positive do not need to isolate but are advised to
Avoid contact with people who are higher risk
Limit close contact
Wear a face mask
Wash hands frequently
Q: Will my child’s school still be taking measures to prevent Covid-19?
A: All settings will have in place baseline infection prevention and control measures that will help to manage the spread of infection:
Ensuring all eligible groups are enabled and supported to take up the offer of national vaccination programmes including COVID-19 and flu
Ensuring occupied spaces are well-ventilated and let fresh air in
Reinforcing good hygiene practices such as hand washing and cleaning
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Page last updated: 02/01/23