Friday 25 February
Covid-19 update for parents/carers
Government guidance with effect from Thursday 24 February 2022
Key headlines for parents and carers following Government changes from Thursday 24 February:
- If you have COVID-19, you should stay at home and avoid contact with other people
- If you have COVID-19 you can infect other people from 2 days before your symptoms start, and for up to 10 days after. You can pass on the infection to others, even if you have mild symptoms or no symptoms at all.
- Children with COVID-19 should not attend school while they are infectious. They should take an LFD test from 5 days after their symptoms started (or the day their test was taken if they did not have symptoms) followed by another one the next day. If both these tests results are negative, they should return to school, as long as they feel well enough to do so and do not have a temperature.
Many people will no longer be infectious to others after 5 days. You may choose to take an LFD test from 5 days after your symptoms started (or the day your test was taken if you did not have symptoms) followed by another LFD test the next day. If both these test results are negative, and you do not have a high temperature, the risk that you are still infectious is much lower and you can safely return to your normal routine.
If your day 5 LFD test result is positive, you can continue taking LFD tests until you receive 2 consecutive negative test results.
How to safely return to your normal routine before 10 days