Back to school protocols

Back to school protocols (published on the 27th of August 2021)

Management protocol for pupils with symptoms / tested positive for covid-19

Management of contact cases

From 18th July, schools will not do contact tracing anymore. NHS Test and Trace will contact the positive case in order to identify and inform any close contact.

1. What is meant by contact?

- face to face conversation within 1 metre
- been within 1 metre of someone for a minute or more
- been within 2 metres of someone for 15 minutes or more (as a one off or added throughout the day)

2. Guidance for contact cases

- children under 18 year-old and 6 months or double vaccinated adults:

- no need to self-isolate unless they develop symptoms (they should then follow the protocol

for symptomatic people and start self-isolation)
- advised to take a PCR test by calling 119 or online:
- limit close contact with other people outside their household, especially in enclosed spaces
- wear a face covering in enclosed spaces and where you are unable to maintain social distancing (i.e in public transports but not expected in school)
- limit contact with clinically extremely vulnerable people
- take part in twice weekly LFD testing (not expected for children under 11 years old)

- adult not vaccinated, partially vaccinated or having received double vaccination for less than 14 days:

- requirement to self-isolate for 10 days
- take PCR test by calling 119 or online: