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12 April: What’s changed

Some of the rules on what you can and cannot do changed on 12 April. However, many restrictions remain in place. You must not socialise indoors with anyone you do not live with or have formed a support bubble with. You should continue to work from home if you can and minimise the number of journeys you make where possible. You should get a test and follow the stay at home guidance if you have COVID-19 symptoms.

You can read the ‘COVID-19 Response - Spring 2021 (roadmap)’ for more information on roadmap out of lockdown in England. It is underpinned by law.

  • you can meet outdoors either in a group of 6 (from any number of households), or in a group of any size from up to 2 households (a household can include an existing support bubble, if eligible)
  • you can take part in formally organised outdoor sports with any number of people (outdoor sports venues and facilities will be able to reopen)
  • childcare and supervised activities are allowed outdoors for all children
  • formally organised parent and child groups can take place outdoors for up to 15 attendees. Children under 5 will not be counted in this number

Key reminders

  • You MUST NOT come to school if you or ANYONE in your household has symptoms of COVID-19, even if they are mild.
  • You must arrange for a test and REMAIN AT HOME. You should only stop isolating if you test negative.
  • Do NOT come to school while your or anyone in your house is waiting for a COVID-19 Test result. 

COVID-19 Symptoms

If you have symptoms of coronavirus (no matter how mild), you MUST follow the rules on self-isolation. 

  • If a child or someone they live with displays symptoms at home, they MUST NOT come to school. 
  • If a child displays symptoms at school, we will send them home. 

Main symptoms

The main symptoms of coronavirus are: 

  • high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature) 
  • new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual) 
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal 

For more information please read: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms/ 

The NHS has provided a symptoms checker at: https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19.

What to do if you have symptoms (even if they are mild)

  • The whole household must STAY AT HOME. 
  • Get a test to check if you have coronavirus as soon as possible. 
  • Stay at home and do not have visitors until you get your test result – only leave your home to have a test.