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Our Response to Covid

Arrangements regarding COVID-19 management

As at 1 September 2021 for the 2021-2022 School year:

We would like to continue to ensure that Ashford School is a safe environment for our students. As such some measures remain in place to protect the school community. All classrooms are well ventilated and high touch areas are cleaned regularly.

Please find below the most recent guidance regarding isolation rules following a positive COVID test result. Please do let the school know should you test positive for COVID.

As a reminder, we are no longer able to supply tests, and twice a week testing is no longer required.

How long to stay at home and away from others?

If you’ve tested positive for COVID-19

If you have COVID-19, you can pass on the virus to other people for up to 10 days from when your infection starts. Many people will no longer be infectious to others after 5 days.

You should:

  • try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days
  • avoiding meeting people at higher risk from COVID-19 for 10 days, especially if their immune system means they’re at higher risk of serious illness from COVID-19, even if they’ve had a COVID-19 vaccine

This starts from the day after you did the test.

If a child or young person aged 18 or under tests positive for COVID-19, they should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 3 days. This starts from the day after they did the test.

Children and young people tend to be infectious to others for less time than adults. If they’re well and do not have a temperature after 3 days, there’s a much lower risk that they’ll pass on COVID-19 to others.

Should you have any queries, please contact the Health Centre at healthcentre@ashfordschool.co.uk.

The Department for Education has launched a new helpline to answer questions about Covid-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:

Phone: 0800 046 8687 (Opening hours: 8am to 6pm- Monday to Friday)
Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk

You can read the latest advice from Public Health England here.

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  • Ashford Prep School
    Great Chart, Ashford, Kent, TN23 3DJ
    +44 (0)1233 620493
    The Stables Nursery: +44 (0)1233 656865

  • Ashford Senior School
    East Hill, Ashford, Kent, TN24 8PB
    +44 (0)1233 625171
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