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Please find latest guidance below:

Living safely with respiratory infections including Covid-19

People with symptoms of respiratory infections including Covid-19

The current guidance is predicated on the principle that the population now has much stronger protection against COVID-19 than at any other point in the pandemic. This means that as a society we can manage the virus like other respiratory infections, due to the success of the vaccination programme and access to antivirals, alongside natural immunity and increased scientific and public understanding about how to manage risk.  

The current Covid-19 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 are advised to try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for five days, which is when they are most infectious.  For children and young people aged 18 and under, the advice is 3 days. 

The latest UKHSA guidance encourages the continued use of hygiene measures including regular hand washing/sanitising, covering the mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing, and regularly cleaning surfaces.  There is no longer guidance for those previously considered Clinically Extremely Vulnerable, but guidance for people whose immune system means they are at high risk is available and encourages further steps such as wearing a face covering and working from home if possible.  

If your child has symptoms or a confirmed case of Covid-19
We are no longer required to track and report on cases of Covid-19. Please report your child's illness in the usual way via