On Tuesday 29 March, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Sajid Javid, set out the next steps for living with COVID-19 in England from Friday 1 April.
What should I do if my child has symptoms?
The updated guidance states:
children and young people who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and avoid contact with other people. They can go back to school, college or childcare when they no longer have a high temperature, and they are well enough to attend
adults with a positive COVID-19 test result should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days, which is when they are most infectious. For children and young people aged 18 and under, the advice will be 3 days
Will I be told if someone in the class has tested positive?
Schools are no longer required to inform public health (who supplied the ‘warn and inform’ letters) when they have a case in school, so will not be sending these out each time there is a case in school. However should there be a significant rise in cases we would let parents know.
For details of the planned spend of the Covid catch up funding click here.
For details about claiming Covid financial support, click here.