(Updated Jan 2022)
Dear Parents & Carers,
Please find below some key dates for this term along with updated Covid-19 advice from the DfE on isolation periods.
Important Dates & Covid Advice
Spring Term Dates 2021-22
21st January 2022 – Bags2School Collection
8th February 2022 – Safer Internet day
8th February 2022 – The Trial of Anne Boleyn (Y5)
17th February 2022 – Y4 Trip (TBC)
18th February 2022 – Exhibition Morning (C-19 dependent)
21st – 25th February 2022 – Half Term
28th February 2022 – INSET day (school closed)
7th – 11th March – Assessment week
30th & 31st March 2022 – Parents’ evening
8th April 2022 – Last Day of Term (2pm)
Changes to the self-isolation period for those who test positive for COVID-19
From Monday 17 January, people who are self-isolating with COVID-19 will have the option to reduce their isolation period after 5 full days if they test negative with a lateral flow device (LFD) test on both day 5 and day 6 and they do not have a temperature. For example, if they test negative on the morning of day 5 and the morning of day 6, they can return to their education or childcare setting immediately on day 6.
The first test must be taken no earlier than day 5 of the self-isolation period, and the second must be taken the following day. All test results should be reported to NHS Test and Trace.
If the result of either of their tests is positive, they should continue to self-isolate until they get negative results from two LFD tests on consecutive days or until they have completed 10 full days of self-isolation, whichever is earliest.
Further information, including examples of when to end self-isolation if you have had COVID-19 symptoms, is available in the stay at home: guidance for households with possible or confirmed COVID-19 infection.
The EJS Team