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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.

Anyone who is unable to take LFD tests or anyone who continues to have a temperature will need to complete the full 10 day period of self-isolation.

Further information on self-isolation for those with COVID-19 is available.

There are three simple actions we must all do to keep on protecting each other

  • Wash hands – keep washing your hands regularly
  • Cover face – wear a face covering in enclosed spaces
  • Make space – stay at least 2 metres apart – or 1 metre with a face covering or other precautions


Please click on the links below for a range of important and useful information during these unprecedented times.

Support for new parents during COVID

Creating a healthy home learning environment

Bounce forward support pack for Oldham parents

How to stay calm in a global pandemic

DFE guidance on what parents and carers need to know about schools  - updated January 8th, 2021

 Public health letter to parents and guardians - September 2020

South Failsworth Risk Assessment 2020/21

Advice for parents during coronavirus

Parent guide COVID-19

Child friendly explanation of Coronavirus

Supporting children during the Covid-19 pandemic - advice for parents and carers

Talking to children about coronavirus

How to maintain good mental well-being during isolation

Keeping children safe online during school closure

FACE Covid - How to respond effectively to the Corona crisis

Covid-19 addendum to Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy

Digital safety during Covid-19


Active Coping Calendars

These calendars have daily actions to help us look after ourselves and each other as we face this global crisis together.


Happier January 2021

Friendly February


Click here for the Meaningful May calendar.

Click here for the Joyful June calendar.

Click here for Jump back July

Click here for Altruistic August

Click  here for Self-care September

Click here for Optimistic October

Click here for New Ways November

Click here for Do Good December