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Updated Covid Guidance

Dear Parents and Carers,
As you may be aware, the Covid guidance changed on Friday 1st April.
Please read the following for specific guidance:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/people-with-symptoms-of-a-respiratory-infection-including-covid-19

The key points of the guidance are summarised below:

What to do if your child has symptoms
Your child should stay at home and avoid contact with other people if they have symptoms of COVID-19 and they either:
· have a high temperature
· do not feel well enough to go to school, college or childcare, or do their normal activities

They can go back to school, college or childcare when they feel better or do not have a high temperature.
If your child has mild symptoms such as a runny nose, sore throat or mild cough, and they feel well enough, they can go to school, college or childcare.

Children and young people aged 18 years and under who have a positive test result:
If a child or young person has a positive COVID-19 test result, they should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 3 days after the day they took the test. After 3 days, if they feel well and do not have a high temperature, the risk of passing the infection on to others is much lower. This is because children and young people tend to be infectious to other people for less time than adults.

Children and young people who usually go to school, college or childcare and who live with someone who has a positive COVID-19 test result should continue to attend as normal.

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