COVId-19 GUIDANCE (February 2022)
As you are probably aware, COVID-19 guidance has changed as of 24th February 2022. The legal requirement to self-isolate following a positive test has been removed and new guidance published by the Department for Education and www.gov.uk. As a SEND school with vulnerable pupils, we will continue to follow this guidance to ensure the health and well-being of our pupils and staff. We have updated our school risk assessment, which can be found on the school website. Important points in regards to our continuing effort to reduce the risk of transmission are set out below. 
We would advise all our pupils and staff to continue to test twice weekly, in line with Department for Education guidance.
Staff and pupils who test positive should not attend school, but are advised to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for at least 5 full days. They should then continue to follow guidance until they have received 2 negative test results on consecutive days. On receipt of these two negative tests, or after completing the full 10 day isolation period, pupils may return to school.
Staff or pupils who display symptoms should not attend school and should order a PCR test. They are advised to stay at home and avoid contact until they receive test results. The main symptoms are listed below:-
  • a new continuous cough
  • a high temperature
  • a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)
It is important that you let us know as soon as possible if your child has tested positive for Covid-19 or is showing symptoms. 
Ashley High School will continue to:-
  • ensure good hygiene (hand washing, etc)
  • maintain appropriate cleaning regimes (continue to sanitise afters lessons, etc)
  • keep occupied rooms/spaces well ventilated (windows open)
  • follow any further public health advice
  • keep our risk assessment up to date and available for viewing on the school website. 
This guidance, along with our school risk assessment, will stay in place until 1st April 2022 and then will be reviewed by the school following the most up to date government guidance. (subject to government guidance changing before this date).
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