Government sets out the next steps for living with COVID
The new guidance outlines free COVID-19 tests will continue to be available to help protect specific groups once free testing for the general public ends on 1 April.
Free testing for the general public ends on 1 April as part of the Living with COVID plan which last month set out the government’s strategy to live with and manage the virus.
The advice for children and young people under 18 is:-
- Children with mild symptoms such as a runny nose, sore throat, or mild cough, who are otherwise well, can continue to attend school.
- Children and young people who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and where possible avoid contact with other people. They can go back to school when they no longer have a high temperature, and they are well enough.
- If a child or young person has a positive COVID-19 test result they should try to stay at home and where possible avoid contact with other people for 3 days after the day they took the test. The risk of passing the infection on to others is much lower after 3 days if they feel well and do not have a high temperature.
- Children and young people who live with someone who has a positive COVID-19 test result should continue to attend as normal.
- Contact Mrs. M Macdonald on 01952 387336 – or email firstname.lastname@example.org to report your child’s absence.