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Shelton Junior School

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COVID Information

Self isolation rules changed again (on 17th January)!

Here’s the latest update sent to schools:

People who have C-19 and who are therefore self-isolating will be able to reduce the time they self-isolate if after 5 full days they test negative on days 5 and 6, using a LFT, and they don’t have a temperature. The DfE have provided an example – after testing positive and self-isolating for 5 days, the member of staff or child tests negative on the morning of day 5 and negative on the morning of day 6 so they can return to school immediately on day 6. Test results should be reported to Test and Trace. If the results of either test are positive, they should stay in self-isolation until they have had 2 negative tests on consecutive days or if they have completed ten days. Anyone who can’t take a LFT or who continues with a temperature should complete the full 10 days.”

More information:
Self-isolation for those with COVID-19 can end after 5 full days following 2 negative LFD tests – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

“My child has a cough … should they come to school?”

  • All children MUST attend school unless they are ill.
  • From 16th August 2021, children under 18 (or double-vaccinated adults) do not need to self-isolate or miss school if a member of their household, or a contact, has Covid, they should carry out daily LFD tests and continue to attend unless they have symptoms or test positive
  • If your child tests positive on a Lateral Flow Device (LFD) and does NOT have symptoms you do not need to confirm this with a PCR test, if your child has symptoms then you should get a PCR test.
  • If your child tests positive on either a LFD or PCR test then they should isolate in line with current government guidance

  • If your child develops Covid symptoms at home, they should stay at home and should book a PCR test), NOT a Lateral Flow test.
  • If your child develops Covid symptoms at school, they will be sent home and you should book them a PCR test.
  • If your child tests positive for Covid, they will need to self-isolate. The rest of the household does not need to self-isolate if they are under 18 or fully vaccinated – but instead should book a PCR test.

COVID Measures in school

From September 2021, most COVID measures have been lifted. However, we will continue to:

  • Remind children of good hand-hygiene.
  • Ensure good ventilation where practical.
  • Ensure children / staff to stay at home if they have Covid Symptoms (and to book a PCR test).

COVID Contingency Plan

For more information please see our contingency plan below:

Contact us

For further advice, or to let us know if your child has tested positive, please contact the office in the usual way during the school day or e-mail covid@sheltonj.derby.sch.uk at any time.