What if there are a number of cases in school?
If there are a number of cases in school, there is advice in place so teachers and staff know what to do.
We will do everything we can to minimise the impact on education and attendance, so might decide to introduce measures like:
*Reintroduce testing for staff
* Temporarily reintroducing face coverings (for adults)
*Restricting attendance as a short-term measure and only as a last resort.
More information on the government guidance is available on their website: Contingency framework: education and childcare settings.
What if someone tests positive or has symptoms? Do they need to isolate?
Adults with the symptoms of a respiratory infection, and who have a high temperature or feel unwell, should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people until they feel well enough to resume normal activities and they no longer have a high temperature
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
And what will happen for people who have been in contact with positive cases?
Individuals are not required to self-isolate if they live in the same household as someone with COVID-19, or are a close contact of someone with COVID-19.