Our Lady Of Furness Catholic Federation

Our Lady Of Furness Catholic Federation

Lovingly we Learn in Harmony

  1. Our Lady of the Rosary
  2. Covid-19

Covid-19

Following the easing of Covid-19 restrictions on 24th February 2022, the wearing of masks is no longer compulsory on the school site. The rules for isolating have also been amended and the school is continuing to follow the most up-to-date guidance from the Department for Education.

 

What to do if your child has symptoms of Covid-19.

If your child is exhibiting symptoms please do not bring them into school without carrying out a lateral flow test. Please ensure that your child's lateral flow test is negative before bringing them into school.

 

What to do if your child tests positive for Covid-19.

Please telephone school to inform us of your child's positive test. Your child must then isolate at home for at least 5 days as soon as they test positive. The day of the positive test is counted as 'day 1'. There is no requirement to test again until the morning of day 5. If your child's test is negative on the morning of day 5 and then negative again on the morning of day 6 they can return to school that day. Alternatively, continue to test until your child gets a negative test on two consecutive mornings. On the day of their second consecutive test after at least 5 days isolating they can return to school.

If your child is still testing positive after day 10 they can return to school even with a positive test provided that they are well enough to do so.

 

Siblings of a positive Covid case.

Whilst some families may choose to isolate together when there is a positive case in the household, there is no longer a requirement for all family members to isolate and siblings of a positive case can come to school. Where there is a positive case in the household, we would recommend that any children coming into school do lateral flow tests before coming into school as a precaution.