COVID Update April 2022

April 2022 

COVID-19 continues to be a virus that we learn to live with and the imperative to reduce the disruption to young people’s education remains.

The Further Education COVID-19 operational guidance states that there is no longer a legal requirement for people with COVID-19 infection to self-isolate, however if you have any of the main symptoms or a positive Lateral Flow test result, the public health advice is to stay at home and avoid contact with other people.

Following the Department for Education (DfE) guidelines The Hive College has took the decision to stop carrying out lateral flow testing on staff and students as from Friday 8th April 2022. 

For your information, listed below are the most up-to-date symptoms of coronavirus in adults, which can include: 

  • a high temperature or shivering (chills) – a high temperature means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature) 
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours 
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste 
  • shortness of breath 
  • feeling tired or exhausted 
  • an aching body 
  • a headache 
  • a sore throat 
  • a blocked or runny nose 
  • loss of appetite 
  • diarrhoea
  • feeling sick or being sick 

The symptoms are very similar to symptoms of other illnesses, such as colds and flu. 

If your child has any of the above symptoms, the advice is for them to stay at home and avoid contact with other people.  Students can return to college when they feel better and do not have a high temperature. 

Kim Everton

College Principal

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