Covid-19 Updates

 Changes to measures and guidance for managing COVID-19 from Friday 1 April 2022

 

The latest guidance for people with COVID-19 symptoms can be found here

 

 Testing

Regular asymptomatic testing is no longer recommended in any education or childcare setting, including in SEND, alternative provision, and children’s social care settings.

 

 Guidance - People with symptoms of a respiratory infection including COVID-19

 

  • Adults with the symptoms of a respiratory infection, and who have a high temperature or feel unwell, should not come to work, 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 not come to club and avoid contact with other people. They can go back 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 at 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.

 

  • It is particularly important to avoid close contact with anyone who you know is at higher risk of becoming seriously unwell if they were infected with COVID-19 and other respiratory infections.

 

 

 If a child displays symptoms of the Coronavirus during a club

 

  • The parent/carer will be called to collect a child who develops symptoms at club.

 

  • If a child is awaiting collection indoors, they will be moved to a room where they can be isolated behind a closed door, ideally a window should be opened for ventilation. They will be moved to an area which is at least 2 metres away from other people.

 

  • Parents/carers will be asked to collect their child as soon as possible from the isolation room/area.


Household Contacts


MSF children and MSF staff who are household contacts of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, must stay home. Staff and children will not be able to come to MSF clubs if they are a household contact of a positive case.
 
Malvern Special Families continue with extra sanitising and cleaning routines and as ever, I thank you all for your help with this.  
 
Gareth Jones
Chief Executive Officer