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Posted on 25 Aug 2021 - 1 min read

By West Rise

The Government state:

From Monday 16 August unvaccinated young people up to the age of 18 years and 6 months and fully vaccinated adults, are no longer required to self-isolate if they live in the same household as someone with COVID-19, or are a close contact of someone with COVID-19.

Those identified as a close contact will be informed by NHS Test and Trace that they have been in close contact with a positive case and advised to take a PCR test. We strongly encourage all individuals to take a PCR test if advised to do so. There is no requirement to self-isolate while awaiting PCR test results and so individuals can attend their setting as usual.

Children and young people who attend an education or childcare setting and who have been identified as a close contact, should continue to attend their setting as normal.

If your child develops any of the symptoms below it is still important NOT to send them school and to book a PCR test as soon as possible. 

  • a new continuous cough
  • a high temperature
  • a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)


Remote Learning during self-isolation

Any children having to self-isolate because they have symptoms or have tested positive for Covid-19 will have access to the same work being done in school via Google Classroom.