There are no coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions in the UK.
On 21 February 2022 the Prime Minister made it clear that COVID-19 continues to be a virus that we have
to learn to live with.
The main messages are:
– Children, if they are symptom free and feel well enough, must attend school.
– All usual measures around hand washing, ventilation and cleaning are to remain.
– UKHSA guidance should be followed if a child or staff member becomes ill with Covid 19.
– If children are unwell, as would usually be the case, they should remain at home.
– Face coverings are no longer advised for pupils, staff and visitors in classrooms and communal areas.
– Twice weekly asymptomatic testing by staff in schools will no longer be required.
– Should the number of positive cases substantially increase in school we may need reintroduce
Most people can no longer get free COVID-19 tests. Tests can be bought in shops, but you cannot report the result to the NHS.
For information regarding vaccines for children can be found here.
What is coronavirus, and why is everyone talking about it?
With input from expert consultant Professor Graham Medley of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, as well as advice from teachers and child psychologists, this practical and informative book will support parents and carers to explain the changes we are currently all experiencing. Click here to read
Engagingly illustrated by Axel Scheffler, this approachable and timely book, helps answer questions your child may have. It provides clear explanations about COVID-19 and its effects – both from a health perspective and the impact it has on a family’s day-to-day life.
Information regarding Covid 19 Catch-Up Premium can be found here
A Risk Assessment lists the hazards that we may face when engaging in activities and measures we might take to mitigate the risk from those hazards. Our Covid-19 risk assessment specifically addresses the hazard of spreading or catching the Covid-19 virus.