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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?

A: No

  • 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

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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

 

Key Links for further information are below:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/people-with-symptoms-of-a-respiratory-infection-including-covid-19#Children

 

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-and-treatment/when-to-self-isolate-and-what-to-do/

 

https://educationhub.blog.gov.uk/2022/03/30/living-with-covid-the-end-of-routine-testing-in-schools-colleges-and-childcare-settings/ 

 

Page last updated: 02/01/23

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