Positive case at school.  This applies to children and adults.

  • You must isolate for 7 full days after the day on which you test positive (which is ‘Day Zero’).
  • The child or adult can return to school on day 8 if they have no symptoms. AND report 2 negative LFDs, taken 24 hours apart on days 6 and 7.
  • If either of these tests are positive, continue to isolate and retest each day until you get 2 negative tests taken 24 hours apart OR have isolated for 10 days, whichever is soonest.
  • If symptoms continue past day 10 (especially a fever) do not return to school until these have passed.


Contacts of a positive case at school. This applies to children and fully vaccinated adults.

  • If between 5 and 18 years or fully vaccinated, you should do a daily LFD test for 7 days.
  • If these remain negative you can return to school.
  • If at any point the LFD becomes positive, you must isolate for 7 days and follow the guidance above for positive cases.
  • If you develop symptoms also take a PCR test.


Contacts of a positive case at school. Non-fully vaccinated adults.

  • If you are a contact and not fully vaccinated, you must isolate for a full 10 days and may return to school on day 11 if no symptoms, and take an LFD test before returning which must be negative.