From Monday, 17 January anyone who has tested positive for Covid-19 will have the option to reduce their isolation period after 5 full days if they test negative on both day 5 and day 6 and do not have a temperature.
Individuals who are still positive on their rapid lateral flow tests must stay in isolation until they have had 2 consecutive negative tests taken on separate days.
For instance, if an individual is positive on day 5, then a negative test is required on both day 6 and day 7 to release from self-isolation and return to school, or positive on day 6, then a negative test is required on days 7 and 8, and so on until the end of day 10. After 10 days you are no longer infectious and return to school as normal.
Recommended to take these tests in the morning so that if they are negative students can return to school on the same day as the second test.