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COVID in schools, colleges and nurseries

COVID measures in education settings

These public health measures will remain in place:

  • lateral flow testing at home
  • nobody should attend if they have symptoms of COVID
  • nobody should attend after a positive test until they have completed the recommended isolation period
  • improved ventilation including the use of CO2 monitors and air filtration devices
  • hygiene protocols and guidance
  • promotion of vaccination

Apart from these measures, education and school activities can return to normal whenever possible. This includes the removal of mask wearing as a requirement and the use of group bubbles.

If there is increased COVID disruption or risk, individual measures may be reintroduced. This includes the use of masks, bubbles, or restricted group activities on a local level, for example by year group or individual school.


It is important that we all watch out for the symptoms of COVID.

Nobody should attend an education setting if they have symptoms of COVID. If you have symptoms you should stay at home and book a PCR test.

Book a PCR test

Lateral flow testing

All children and staff who attend nursery, school or college should take lateral flow tests twice per week.

After a positive LFT

You should submit the positive result online at

You or your child should book a PCR test and stay at home until you get the PCR result.

Book a PCR test

After a positive PCR test

Nobody should attend an education setting until they have completed the isolation period following a positive PCR test.

Isolation guidance

Previously positive cases of COVID-19 

If you or your child have tested positive on PCR for COVID-19 and have since left isolation, you should re-start using lateral flow tests (LFTs) 28 days after the initial positive result. If you or your child have had a positive PCR test in the previous 28 days, and remain symptom-free, any subsequent positive PCR test will be disregarded.

In all instances, individuals who develop new symptoms of COVID-19 should isolate and arrange a PCR test. A subsequent positive test result following new symptom onset will be treated as a new infection.

How to get a supply of lateral flow test (LFT) kits

You should sign up to the home testing programme.

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