From 24th February, the Government have removed the legal requirement to self-isolate following a positive test. In addition, the Government will no longer ask fully vaccinated close contacts, and those aged under 18 to test daily for 7 days and routine contact tracing will end.
Adults and children who test positive will continue to be advised to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for at least 5 full days and then continue to follow the guidance until they have received 2 negative test results on consecutive days. Staff, children and young people who are contacts should attend their education settings as usual.
The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) published updated guidance on 24th February.
If a child has any of the main symptoms or a positive test result, the public health advice remains unchanged and you should stay at home and avoid contact with other people.
Anyone with any of the main Covid-19 symptoms should order a test and you are advised to stay at home while waiting for the result. If the test is positive, you are advised to follow public health advice.