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Bearbrook Combined School

An Academy of the Great Learners Trust


Covid-19 Procedure for GLT Schools 2023

The current advice is that Covid-19 presents a low risk of serious illness to most children and young people, and most of those who are fully vaccinated.


Regular asymptomatic Covid-19 testing is no longer required in educational settings.


Due to high immunity in society, a greater understanding of the virus and improved access to treatments, we can now focus on how we live with COVID-19.


We continue to encourage children and adults to get vaccinated. If your child has not been vaccinated, you can read more about the vaccine programme here.


Q: Should my child still go to their childcare or education setting if they test positive for Covid-19?

A: No


  • Anyone with a positive COVID-19 test result is advised to try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for five days, which is when they are most infectious
  • For children and young people aged 18 and under, the advice is three days
  • If children live with someone who has tested positive they can come to school 
  • Adults who live with someone who has tested positive do not need to isolate but are advised to 
    • Avoid contact with people who are higher risk
    • Limit close contact
    • Wear a face mask
    • Wash hands frequently


Q: Will my child’s school still be taking measures to prevent Covid-19?

A: All settings will have in place baseline infection prevention and control measures that will help to manage the spread of infection:


  • Ensuring all eligible groups are enabled and supported to take up the offer of national vaccination programmes including COVID-19 and flu
  • Ensuring occupied spaces are well-ventilated and let fresh air in
  • Reinforcing good hygiene practices such as hand washing and cleaning


Key Links for further information are below:


Guidance for people with symptoms of a respiratory infection including COVID-19, or a positive test result for COVID-19.


What to do if you have coronavirus (COVID-19) or symptoms of COVID-19 - NHS


Living with Covid: the end of routine testing in schools, colleges and childcare settings