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Updated COVID-19 Guidance

The following guidance comes into effect from Tuesday 11th January.

If my child is Asymptomatic

From Monday 17th January in England, anyone who does not have COVID-19 symptoms, who receive a positive lateral flow test result for COVID-19 will be required to self-isolate immediately for 10 days. However, in line with the reduced self-isolation approach announced recently, anyone who tests positive will be able to leave self-isolation following 5 full days,  if they receive 2 negative LFD results, 24 hours apart, on days 5 and 6. NB if the test is taken early on day 5 and day 6, and both tests are negative, isolation can end the morning of day 6 and therefore your child can return to school that day.

They are not required to take a confirmatory PCR test but must register their result on GOV.UK using the QR code displayed on the LFD used. 

This is a temporary measure while COVID-19 rates remain high across the UK. Whilst levels of COVID-19 are high, the vast majority of people with a positive LFD result assume that they have COVID-19.

If my child has Covid Symptoms

Anyone who develops 1 of the 3 main COVID-19 symptoms should stay at home and self-isolate. They are required to take a PCR test which can be booked via GOV.UK or by phoning 119.

They must self-isolate if they get a positive test result for 10 days. However, in line with the reduced self-isolation approach, anyone who tests positive will be able to leave self-isolation, if they receive 2 negative LFD results, 24 hours apart, on days 5 and 6. NB if the test is taken early on day 5 and day 6, and both tests are negative, isolation can end the morning of day 7 and therefore your child can return to school that day.

If my child is a close contact of a positive case

All adults who are fully vaccinated and children aged 5 to 18 years and 6 months, identified as a contact of someone with COVID-19 are strongly advised to take a daily lateral flow device (LFD) test for 6 days.

If the test is negative each morning, they can continue to attend their education setting.

If the test is positive, they should self-isolate for 10 days and follow the guidance above regarding asymptomatic and symptomatic cases.

School Attendance 

All pupils who receive a positive LFD test should register their result on GOV.UK using the QR code displayed on the LFD used.

From the today, 11th January 2022, we will require the confirmation email you receive when logging the result with GOV.UK. This will support the school with providing the correct data to the Government.

Please send all confirmation emails to office@battlingbrook.uk.  Any reported cases without the above confirmation will be coded as an unauthorised absence.  Should you require assistance with this, please do not hesitate to contact the school office.

Pupils isolating and working from home

Reminder: work will be set for pupils who are isolating. There is no expectation that pupils work from home if they are unwell with COVID

Thank you for your continued support.