2nd September 2021
Close contacts who are pupils P1 to P7 Updated August 21
If a child is confirmed as a close contact of a positive covid case, outside or inside school, Parents are strongly advised to ensure their child self-isolates until they have taken a PCR test (this is a full Covid test and not a lateral Flow)
If the PCR test is positive, the child should then self-isolate for 10 days from the onset of symptoms or, if they have no symptoms, for 10 days from the confirmed test result.
If the test is negative the child can return to school, however, if they do go on to develop new symptoms, they should stay at home, self-isolate with their household and book another PCR test.