News on Isolation:
The Local authority has sent the following update to schools. We thought this may be useful to any of you who need help in this area.
We have received a number of queries regarding isolation periods, whilst it is important that the full guidance is read, as summarised extracts are easily taken out of context and there are often important caveats, we hope that this summary of recommendations below will be helpful:
- The early ‘test to release’ option (negative LFD tests on days 5 and 6, 24 hours apart) for positive COVID 19 cases applies regardless of vaccine status.
- Unvaccinated COVID 19 contacts of cases are required to self-isolate for the full 10-day period.
- Fully vaccinated individuals who are COVID 19 contacts don’t need to isolate but should take daily LFD tests for 7 days.