On Tuesday 29th March 2022, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Sajid Javid, set out the next steps for living with COVID-19 in England from Friday 1st April. Most of the COVID-19 specific guidance for education and childcare settings will now be withdrawn from use.
In line with the Government's 'next steps', Irlam and Cadishead Academy will no longer have a distinct risk assessment for COVID-19, but will maintain an Outbreak Management Plan for infectious disease control.
The Government have advised that the following precautions should be taken by individuals who feel unwell and the Academy will adhere to these:
- Adults with the symptoms of a respiratory infection, and who have a high temperature or feel unwell, should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people until they feel well enough to resume normal activities and they no longer have a high temperature.
- Children and young people who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and avoid contact with other people. They can go back to school, college or childcare when they no longer have a high temperature, and they are well enough to attend.
- Adults with a positive COVID-19 test result should try to stay home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days, which is when they are most infectious. For children and young people aged 18 and under, the advice will be 3 days.