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COVID-19 Guidance from 1st April 2022

From 1st April 2022, the Government moved to its “Living with Covid Strategy for Education Settings”

The key changes for us in school are as follows.


Covid Testing

There is no longer any access to free Covid testing for our school community – neither staff, parents nor pupils. Some of you may still have lateral flow test kits left over at home. You can purchase home Covid test kits from most pharmacies, if you wish to do so.


Covid Symptoms

The Government has updated its list of recognised Covid symptoms:



Action to take if you / your child is ill with possible Covid symptoms or has tested positive for Covid

The advice is that:

  • 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
  • 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
  • adults with a positive COVID-19 test result should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for at least 5 dayswhich is when they are most infectious.
  • For children and young people aged 18 and under, who have had a positive COVID-19 test result, the advice will be to stay home for at least 3 days.   
  • As above, if you continue to be unwell or have a temperature, you should stay home for longer.

As before, please do not send your child in to school if they are unwell, especially with possible Covid symptoms. And please continue to keep the Office informed about your child’s illness, or any positive Covid test results.


Management of Covid 19 and other respiratory infections in school

There are no restrictions within school in relation to COVID-19 specifically.

We will continue to maintain good hygiene measures in school to mitigate the impact of Covid, in line with how we manage other respiratory infections such as colds and flu. In particular, we will continue to:

  • Ensure occupied spares are well-ventilated and we let fresh air in
  • Reinforce good practices such as hand washing and a high standard of cleaning
  • Most of the specific COVID-19 guidance for education and childcare settings has been withdrawn from GOV.​UK on Friday 1 April.

We are no longer required to inform parents nor Brighton & Hove City Council of individual isolated cases of COVID-19. We will continue to monitor all confirmed cases of COVID-19 and in the case of a significant Outbreak, we will seek further advice from the Council and the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) at that stage.


Other sources of information:

Information on COVID-19 Vaccination can be found here:


Brighton & Hove City Council’s information on COVID-19 can be found here:


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