As you will be aware, the Government recently made a number of changes to the rules around self-isolation for those that are positive with Covid. However, the Department for Education and Local Authorities have provided schools with guidance on what this means for schools.
The following is the guidance that we have received from Deborah Myers, Head of Children and Young People, Education and Schools at East Riding of Yorkshire Council.
"From 24 February 2022, the legal requirement to self-isolate following a positive test has been removed. However, both adults and children who test positive are advised to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for at least 5 days. On the fifth and sixth day, if negative test results are returned, the individual can cease staying at home and return to normal activity (i.e., return to school). However, if they do not return negative test results on the 5th and 6th day, they should be strongly advised to continue to stay at home until they have returned 2 negative results. Regardless of test results, they can return to school on the 11th day."
In line with most other schools in the area, we therefore require that, if your child tests positive for Covid, that you inform the school office and follow the self isolation guidelines above.