What if Students in my Bubble Test Positive for COVID-19?
Based on the advice from the health protection team, we will send home those people who have been in close contact with the person who has tested positive, advising them to self-isolate for 14 days since they were last in close contact with that person when they were infectious. Close contact means:
- direct close contacts - face to face contact with an infected individual for any length of time, within 1 metre, including being coughed on, a face to face conversation, or unprotected physical contact (skin-to-skin)
- proximity contacts - extended close contact (within 1 to 2 metres for more than 15 minutes) with an infected individual
- travelling in a small vehicle, like a car, with an infected person
If there are two or more confirmed cases within the school then we will refer to the local Health Protection Team who will advise if additional action is required.
Please see 'What If I Have Coronavirus Symptoms?' for further information.