School attendance has been mandatory from the beginning of this school year.
This means from September 2nd 2021, the usual rules on school attendance will apply, including:
- the parents’ duty to ensure that their child attends regularly at school where the child is a registered pupil and they are of compulsory school age
- schools’ responsibility to record attendance and follow up absence
- the availability to issue sanctions, including fixed penalty notices in line with the local authorities’ code of conduct
If there is a confirmed positive case of Covid-19 in the household people who are vaccinated or under the age of 18 DO NOT need to isolate. Therefore, your child must attend school.
If your child develops Covid-19 symptoms: a persistent cough, a high temperature or loss of taste or smell, then they MUST have a PCR test. If the result is negative they can return to school. If the result is positive then they need to isolate for 10 days.
If your child has a positive Lateral Flow Test (LFD test) then they need to have a PCR test within 2 days. If the PCR result is negative they can return to school. If the PCR result is positive then they need to isolate for 10 days.
Please refer to the Pupil Attendance Policy