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Covid 19 Information

Bodriggy Academy

Current Guidance at 8th April 2022

What's the latest news?

4 April 2022: Government withdraws and replaces guidance for schools

New self-isolating guidance for pupils and staff

  • Those with a positive test result will be advised to try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people:
    • Staff for 5 days
    • Pupils for 3 days
  • Both pupils and staff should try to stay home and avoid contact with others if they have symptoms of a respiratory infection and a high temperature, or if they feel unwell (returning to school when they feel well enough, and no longer have a high temperature)

Free testing no longer available for schools and no longer advised in specialist settings

  • Twice-weekly testing in special schools and alternative provision settings comes to an end
  • Schools can't order free lateral flow tests any more

Read more in the government's press release on the next steps for living with COVID-19 

What these changes mean:

  • Bodriggy are no longer legally required to provide remote education.
  • Bodriggy are no longer expected to have an outbreak management plan for COVID-19.


The government has withdrawn the following: 

Operational guidance for schools

Managing coronavirus (COVID-19) in education and childcare settings

The Remote Education Temporary Continuity (No.2) Direction


The current guidance on COVID-19 includes:

Providing remote education: guidance for schools

Emergency planning and response for education, childcare, and children’s social care settings

Health protection in education and childcare settings

COVID-19 Response: Living with COVID-19



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