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Living with Covid: the end of routine testing

Living with Covid: the end of routine testing

by Isha Arora -
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Covid-19 update
Following the updated guidance on the government’s next steps for living with Covid-19 in England for education settings, from Friday 1 April regular asymptomatic testing is no longer recommended in our centres, including ALDD curriculum.
Updated guidance advises:
• adults with the symptoms of a respiratory infection, and who have a high temperature or feel unwell, should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people until they feel well enough to resume normal activities and they no longer have a high temperature
• children and young people who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and avoid contact with other people. They can go back to school, college or childcare when they no longer have a high temperature, and they are well enough to attend
• adults with a positive COVID-19 test result should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days, which is when they are most infectious. For children and young people aged 18 and under, the advice will be 3 days

Student Services team in our centres will not hand out any test kits to staff and learners unless advised by the local health protection team, local authority or director of public health.