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Covid-19 Local Authority Advice

Before half term we informed you of new guidance for schools issued by Wakefield Local Authority.

Please can we remind you of the following advice for when someone in your household tests positive for Covid-19: ​​​​​​


If someone in the household has tested positive for COVID-19 (on LFD or PCR), advise pupils to stay at home. If they develop symptoms, they should get a PCR test straight away. If they don’t have symptoms, they should get a PCR test 3-5 days after their household member started with symptoms (or took their test if they had no symptoms).


If this test is negative, the child can return to school but must stay at home and arrange another test if they go on to develop symptoms.


Some children are exempt from this advice:

  • 12–16-year-olds who have had at least one dose of the vaccine more than 14 days ago


  • Any child aged between 5 – 16 who has tested positive for COVID-19 via a PCR test within the past 90 days


Parents/carers who still want their child to continue to attend school have the right for them to do so. We hope that most parents will understand the reasons behind the request and will feel able to support the school, especially as they will have at least one household member self-isolating at home already.



If a parent is not able to support the school in this request, we would still strongly advise that their child obtains a PCR test before returning to school.


Thank you for your support.