New Covid Guidance- updated February 2022
The DfE wrote to schools sharing information which I am sharing with you. The bold text comes directly from the DfE email.
Changes to self-isolation and daily testing of close contacts
From Thursday 24 February, the Government will remove the legal requirement to self-isolate following a positive test. Adults and children who test positive will continue to be advised to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for at least 5 full days, and then continue to follow the guidance until they have received 2 negative test results on consecutive days. In addition, the Government will:
No longer ask fully vaccinated close contacts and those aged under 18 to test daily for 7 days, and remove the legal requirement for close contacts who are not fully vaccinated to self-isolate.
Staff, children and young people should attend their education settings as usual. This includes staff who have been in close contact within their household, unless they are able to work from home.
You will see that the advice is for people who have Covid to remain at home for at least 5 full days and then follow the guidance until they have received two negative lateral flows.
Although these are now guidelines rather than legal requirements, we hope that parents will choose to adhere to these guidelines. This will help to ensure that our staff remain covid-free and therefore able to continue to provide high quality education to your children. Your support will hopefully allow us to avoid a situation where we were struggling to staff our classes and continue to protect our school community.
Many thanks for your support with this matter.
During periods of closure, we are using Class Dojo and Teams to upload work to students and for them to post their work back to teachers.
All parents should have a login for Class Dojo, which can be accessed on the website or through the app, which can be downloaded for free on the App Store for Apple devices or on Android.
We have attached our parent letter for the initial set up, as well as some guides to find out how it works.
If parents have any issues with registering on Class Dojo or accessing activities, please email the office on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teams logins will be given out in due course.
We hope our families enjoy the app.
Please see below for guides to Class Dojo:
Previous Covid Guidance