Coronavirus (COVID 19) – Macclesfield College Update

On Friday 1st April 2022 the next phase of the government’s COVID-19 response Living with COVID-19 was issued.  COVID-19 continues to be a virus that we learn to live with and it is imperative to reduce the disruption to children and young people’s education.


Further information on what this means is below.

Changes to self-isolation

The Government state that the population now has much stronger protection against COVID-19 than at any other point in the pandemic. This means we can begin to manage the virus like other respiratory infections, such as flu, thanks to the success of the vaccination

programme and access to antivirals, alongside natural immunity and increased scientific and public understanding about how to manage risk.

With this in mind, Updated guidance advises:

  • Adults with a Positive COVID-19 test result should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days, which is when they are most infectious. For children and young people aged 18 and under, the advice is 3 days.


  • Adults with the symptoms of a respiratory infection, and who have a high temperature or feel unwell, should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people until they feel well enough to resume normal activities and they no longer have a high temperature.


  • Children and young people who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and avoid contact with other people. They can go back to school, college or childcare when they no longer have a high temperature, and they are well enough to attend.


For the full guidance please click on the link below

People with symptoms of a respiratory infection including COVID-19 – GOV.UK (