As you will be aware the Prime Minister announced earlier this week that the Government has removed the COVID-19 Protection Framework and we have moved to a new long-term approach to managing COVID-19.
Masks are no longer strongly recommended in school settings reflecting advice from public health.
Household contacts, including those who have not had COVID-19 in the past 90 days, do not need to isolate for seven days. Household contacts are recommended to test daily for five days from when the case in their household tests positive and wear a mask when they are out. If they subsequently test positive, they will be considered a ‘case’ and be required to complete seven days of isolation.
Household contacts who have COVID-19 symptoms should stay home regardless of the result of their rapid antigen test (RAT).
People with COVID-19 must continue to self-isolate for seven days.