A spokesperson for Education said they were aware that there might have been some confusion around the role of passive surveillance in some sectors, given the earlier mandatory 14-day self-isolation.
‘We have worked with colleagues in Public Health today to receive their updated advice regarding passive surveillance in education settings,’ they said.
‘We then immediately updated all education leaders on the current position in terms of students’ attendance at school/College of FE should they have recently returned to the island from a Group B country.
‘Any student who has received a negative Covid-19 test result after seven days self-isolation and moved into the seven-day passive surveillance phase is able to attend school.’
Headteachers will be contacting parents to ensure they know of this position.