Pupils can go to school during seven-day passive surveillance – Education

PRIMARY and Secondary School students in a period of ‘passive surveillance’ following a negative Covid result after their seventh day of isolation are able to attend school.

Students can return to school while in a period of passive follow-up after travelling back to the Bailiwick from a Group B country. (28668872)
Students can return to school while in a period of passive follow-up after travelling back to the Bailiwick from a Group B country. (28668872)

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.

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