From 1 April, the legal requirement to self-isolate has been removed, though staff and pupils are advised to try to stay home if they have symptoms of a respiratory infection and a high temperature or if they feel unwell, or if they test positive for COVID-19.

New self-isolating guidance for pupils and staff

  • Those with a positive test result will be advised to try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people:
    • Staff for 5 days
    • Pupils for 3 days
  • Both pupils and staff should try to stay home and avoid contact with others if they have symptoms of a respiratory infection and a high temperature or if they do not feel well enough to do normal school activities (returning to school when they are well enough, and no longer have a high temperature)

We will be keeping our contingency plans under review and continue to implement measures to keep the school community safe: good ventilation and frequent handwashing; encouraging personal responsibility by asking those who are clearly unwell to stay at home; and supporting personal choice for face coverings to be worn. The carbon dioxide monitors are acting as a helpful tool to manage ventilation.

Thank you for your co-operation in helping us all to stay safe and healthy.

Updated April 2022