Health protocols

Last updated on 26.09.2022

Health protocols

Please click here if you want to read / download the full protocols (updated on 1 September 2022).

Covid-19 information

Mask wearing

From 27/02/22, wearing a mask is no longer recommended in the school for secondary students, staff and visitors. The possibility of wearing a mask will be given to those who wish (students, staff, and visitors). It is up to parents to provide masks for their children.

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

Covid-19 is now considered a respiratory infection in the same way as the flu or bronchitis.

Symptoms of Covid-19 can include the following:

  • Persistent cough

  • Fever

  • Loss of taste and/or smell

  • Breathing difficulties

  • Fatigue

  • Muscle pain that is not due to exercise

  • Loss of appetite

  • Headache

  • Sore throat, stuffy or runny nose

  • Diarrhea

  • Nausea and vomiting

Children and staff are advised not to come to school if they have à fever or are not feeling well enough.

Antigen or PCR testing is no longer recommended even when displaying Covid-19 symptoms. Consequently, the school will not provide anymore testing kits.

In the event of a positive Covid-19 test result (following a request made by a health professional), it is recommended that the child stays at home for 3 days following the test and return to school once they feel better and no longer have a fever. For people over 18 years old, the recommended isolation period is 5 days.

Protocol for managing contact cases

People who are a close contact of someone who has Covid-19 are not required to self-isolate.

Children and young people who live with someone who has COVID-19 should continue to attend the setting as normal and are not required to perform any test.

 Adults who live with, or have stayed overnight in the household of, someone who has COVID-19, are advised to:

  • minimise contact with the person infected with COVID-19

  • Avoid contact with anyone who is at higher risk of becoming severely unwell if they are infected with Covid-19

  • limit close contact with other people outside your household, especially in crowded, enclosed or poorly ventilated spaces

  • wear a face covering in crowded, enclosed or poorly ventilated spaces and where you are in close contact with other people

Covid vaccination

Every child aged 5 years old and above is now eligible for Covid-19 vaccination.  Students and pupils who wish to receive their Covid vaccine can book their appointment online on the NHS website: : Book a Covid vaccination appointment