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Covid Rules Summary - January 2022

This is a summary of the latest guidance regarding Covid:

Since Wednesday 22 December, the 10 day self-isolation period for people who record a positive PCR test result for COVID-19 has been reduced to 7 days in most circumstances, unless you cannot test for any reason.

Individuals may now take LFD tests on day 6 and day 7 of their self-isolation period. Those who receive two negative test results are no longer required to complete 10 full days of self-isolation. The first test must be taken no earlier than day 6 of the self-isolation period and tests must be taken 24 hours apart. This also applies to children under 5, with LFD testing at parental or guardian discretion. If both these test results are negative, and you do not have a high temperature, you may end your self-isolation after the second negative test result and return to your education or childcare setting from day 7.

Confirmatory PCR testing following a positive result on a lateral flow device (LFD) has been temporarily suspended from Tuesday 11 January. This means that for all education and childcare settings, staff and students who have tested (either at home or through ATS) and reported a positive LFD result will no longer be advised to get a confirmatory PCR test.

This change is informed by public health advice. With high COVID-19 rates, the risk of a positive LFD result being false is very small. We therefore don’t need to ask people to do a confirmatory PCR unless they:

  • have symptoms (in which case they need to follow the stay at home guidance, self-isolate and order a PCR test)
  • wish to claim the Test and Trace Support Payment
  • have been advised to take a PCR test because they are in a clinically vulnerable group
  • have been advised to do so as part of a research or surveillance programme

For Year groups taking examinations, please remember the following (this was sent as well last week):

Due to recent changes to government guidance on confirmatory PCR tests and in light of the upcoming examination season, we will need evidence to send to the examination boards to support any absence from external examinations.

Evidence required for exams:

  • Positive lateral flow test – picture of positive test
  • Covid 19 symptoms (PCR needed) – copy of the booking confirmation and result
  • General absence – a doctor’s note

Any queries, please email examinations@themfg.co.uk


COVID-19: If your son/daughter tests positive for Covid, please email

with your son/daughter's details and the return date you have been given by Track & Trace .

Contact numbers:

The MFG: 01924 483660     office@themfg.co.uk 

Mirfield College: 01924 483666        enquiries@mirfieldcollege.co.uk
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