Children are to stay home if they are unwell.

As of 13th September 2022, Cabinet agreed to remove the COVID-19 Protection Framework. The two key changes impacting education providers are:

  • The removal of the requirement for household contacts to isolate. Instead, they will be asked to test for COVID-19 for five days.

  • Masks are no longer required on public transport or school transport and in line with other mask changes, they are no longer strongly recommended in school settings.

Positive cases remain legally required to isolate for seven days. Anyone who is symptomatic, including household contacts, should stay at home and get tested for COVID-19.