Should I send my child to school?
The government has removed many of the legal duties around COVID-19, which will now begin to be treated like other infectious diseases. However, it remains important to reduce the possible spread of COVID-19.
If your child is unwell, the advice continues to be to stay at home and arrange a COVID test.
If your child has tested positive for COVID-19, Government advice remains that they should stay home and avoid contact with other people for at least 5 days. They also continue to advise that 2 negative LFD tests, when taken 24 hours apart, are needed before ending isolation.
Please see the school updates page for more information.
Government guidance says that the best way to prevent the spread of the virus is through good hygiene. We encourage families and children to take the following steps:
- Washing hands regularly is the most important thing you can do! Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds. If soap is not available, use hand sanitiser.
- Keep your hands away from your face.
- Cough or sneeze into a tissue. If a tissue is not available, use the crook of your elbow.
- Throw tissues into the bin.