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?
- 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
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