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Government Updates - 7th April 2022

Updated NHS COVID-19 symptoms lists

The NHS COVID-19 symptoms in adults and symptoms in children have been updated.

Adults and children who have symptoms of a respiratory infection, including COVID-19, should follow the UKHSA guidance. Children and young people who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and avoid contact with other people, where they can. They can go back to school, college or childcare and resume normal activities when they no longer have a high temperature, and they are well enough to attend.

An update for all education and childcare settings on the publication of new guidance following the Living with COVID announcement

UKHSA has now published new guidance for the general population on reducing the spread of respiratory infections, including COVID-19, in the workplace. This came into effect on Friday 1 April, and is also relevant to education and childcare settings.

Today’s email from the DfE includes:

  • changes to measures and guidance on managing COVID-19 in education and childcare settings from Friday 1 April
  • a reminder for education and childcare settings on distributing existing stocks of self-test kits.

Changes to measures and guidance for managing COVID-19 in education and childcare settings from Friday 1 April

On Tuesday 29 March, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Sajid Javid, set out the next steps for living with COVID-19 in England from Friday 1 April.

Free COVID-19 tests will continue to be available for specific groups, including eligible patients and NHS staff, once the universal testing offer ends on Friday 1 April.

Updated guidance will advise:

  • 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
  • However, other commonly reported symptoms of recent variants include headache, sore throat, tiredness, sickness / stomach aches and cold-like symptoms, so please be aware of  these as well and stay at home and seek further testing if you are in any doubt - added by school
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  • 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

The population now has much stronger protection against COVID-19 than at any other point in the pandemic. This means we can begin to manage the virus like other respiratory infections, thanks to the success of the vaccination programme and access to antivirals, alongside natural immunity and increased scientific and public understanding about how to manage risk.

 

Mrs Jackson

 

A list of local testing facilities and opening times is available here:  https://www.northyorks.gov.uk/coronavirus-covid-19-testing

Covid 19 Guidance - 24th February 2022

As you will know from the news the government have now lifted all legal restrictions relating to Covid 19 with effect from 24th February 2022.

This guidance applies to  ENGLAND

You will not be legally required to self-isolate if you test positive for COVID-19. Stay at home if you can and avoid contact with other people.

You will not have to take daily tests or be legally required to self-isolate following contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19."

Currently tests remain free but after April 2022 it is likely that there will be a cost.

Please follow the link to get the full guidance of "Living with Covid"

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1056229/COVID-19_Response_-_Living_with_COVID-19.pdf

Friday 11th February - Author Workshop

We are delighted to have met and been been inspired by Aisling Fowler - author of the recently published "Fireborn" this morning.  Ash treated the children and staff in KS2 to an inspiring insight into developing creative writing. 

 Scarlett in Year 3 shared that

" it was one of the best experiences that I can remember!"

 Watch this space for the creations from the children ...