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From 11 January 2022, people who receive a positive LFD test result for COVID-19 will not be advised to take a confirmatory PCR (cPCR) test, with some limited exceptions. They will be advised to self-isolate immediately for up to 10 days from the date of the positive LFD test, but can end self-isolation after 7 days, following 2 negative LFD tests taken 24 hours apart.    This change is informed by public health advice. With high COVID-19 rates, the risk of a positive LFD result being false is very small.

Anyone with any of the main symptoms of COVID-19 will continue to be advised to take a PCR test. It is possible that individuals with symptoms may take an LFD test or may take an LFD test while asymptomatic and then develop symptoms shortly afterwards. In these situations, if the LFD test result is positive, there will be no need for them to take a confirmatory PCR (cPCR) test, but they will be advised to seek medical attention should their symptoms worsen, or if they are concerned. They may be advised to take a PCR test by a clinician. This will provide an additional safety net in terms of accessing treatments or clinical trials.

Contacts and self-isolation

Contacts of a positive case (PCR or LFD) who are fully vaccinated or under the age of 18 years and 6 months do not have to self-isolate but are required to take daily LFDs for 7 days. If the LFD is positive they should self-isolate as per the instructions above. If asymptomatic (without symptoms), their isolation will begin from the date of the positive test and if symptomatic from the first day of symptoms.  Contacts who are not fully vaccinated do have to self-isolate for 10 days.

Attached is the latest flow chart for parents for any suspected or confirmed case of Covid 19 in a child/young person. 

If your child tests positive on an LFD test, you must let us know immediately (by email and also by logging the result on the perpetual link sent out by email twice weekly via ALIS) and provide a list of your child’s close contacts from the previous 2 days so that we can inform those close contacts that they need to take an LFD for the next 7 days.  Positive LFD test should also be reported on the following site: https://www.gov.uk/report-covid19-result .  We will also discuss with you your child’s likely return to school date following a positive result. 

Further information is available:  https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection  


What to do if your 12-15 year-old child missed their appointment at school to receive their Covid vaccination

If for any reason your child missed the opportunity to receive their vaccination at school, or were declined their vaccination because they tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 12 weeks, you have the following alternative options. You will need to accompany your child to any venues offering the vaccination to give consent:

Booking vaccination appointments online

You can book your child’s 1st dose online from the day they turn 12. You can usually book their 2nd dose from 24 hours after they had their 1st dose. You’ll be offered appointment dates from 12 weeks after their 1st dose. Book a COVID-19 vaccination appointment

Getting the vaccine at a walk-in vaccination site

Your child can get a 1st dose at a walk-in COVID-19 vaccination site from the day they turn 12. They can get a 2nd dose if it’s been 12 weeks since their 1st dose. Find a walk-in COVID-19 vaccination site

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