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COVID-19

Even though restrictions have been lifted, you should do all you can to keep yourself and others safe.

Help us to continue to disrupt the transmission of the virus by:

  • self-isolating when you feel unwell
  • keeping up to date with your vaccinations

Continuing with protective behaviours is important and will help to minimise exposure to and spread of COVID-19, as well as other respiratory infections and other diseases

To reduce the risk of COVID-19 spreading, there are things that everyone in your family can do to help. These include:

  • Washing hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
  • Using hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • Washing hands as soon as they get home
  • Covering their mouth and nose with a tissue or sleeve (not their hands) when they cough or sneeze
  • Putting used tissues in the bin immediately and washing hands afterwards

What you should do if you have symptoms of COVID-19

If you have any of the main symptoms of COVID-19, you should self-isolate and take a lateral flow test (LFT)  

You can order LFTs online or call 119 between 7am and 11pm (calls are free).  Continue to self-isolate until you get your LFT test result.  The main symptoms of COVID-19 are:

  • a high temperature
  • a continuous cough
  • loss or change of taste or smell

If you have a negative LFT test

You can leave self-isolation immediately.

If you test positive on any COVID-19 test (PCR or LFT)

  • You should self-isolate for 5 full days. Day 1 is the day after your symptoms started or the day after you had the test, if you do not have symptoms (whichever is earlier).
  • Take a lateral flow test (LFT) on day 5.

If the day 5 LFT is negative

  • Report your LFT result to WG and to the school - https://bit.ly/3HVNbQR
  • You should take another LFT on day 6.
  • If your day 6 is also negative and you do not have a high temperature, you can leave self-isolation on day 6 as the risk you are still infectious is much lower and you can safely return to your normal routine.
  • If you still have a high temperature or feel unwell, you should continue to self-isolate until it returns to normal, or you feel better.

If the day 5 or 6 LFT test is positive

  • Report your LFT result.
  • You should continue taking daily LFTs until you get 2 negative tests in a row, taken a day apart, or until day 10 – whichever is sooner.
  • You do not need a negative LFT test on day 10 to leave self-isolation.
  • If you still have a high temperature or feel unwell, you should continue to self-isolate until it returns to normal, or you feel better.

If you do not have symptoms but you test positive

You may be advised to take a PCR or LFT as part of workplace arrangements.

If you have recently tested positive for COVID-19 (within the last 90 days) you should take a LFT instead of a PCR. This is because there is a risk that a PCR test may detect residual traces of the virus leftover in your body. 

If your test result is positive, you should self-isolate and follow the above self-isolation guidance.

Students sitting GCSE, AS, A Level and vocational examinations

We want to enable students to take their exams, well and safely.

  • If you have any of the main symptoms of COVID-19, you should self-isolate and take a lateral flow test (LFT).
  • If the test is positive, you should self-isolate for at least 3 full days. Day 1 is the day after your symptoms started. Please report your result.
  • On day 3, if your symptoms have stopped, take a LFT. If that test is negative, take another LFT on day 4. 
  • If your day 4 test is also negative, and you feel well and do not have a high temperature, you can leave self-isolation to sit your exam. Please report your results.
  • If either the test on day 3 or the test on day 4 is positive, you should remain in self-isolation and contact your school or education setting. 
  • If you still have a high temperature or feel unwell, you should continue to self-isolate until it returns to normal, or you feel better. 
  • You should continue taking daily LFTs until you get 2 negative tests in a row, taken a day apart, or until day 10 – whichever is sooner. You do not need a negative LFT test on day 10 to leave self-isolation.

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