From today (Monday 17 January 2022), if you are self-isolating with Covid-19 you can reduce your isolation period to 5 full days if you test negative with a lateral flow device (LFD) test on both day 5 and day 6 and you do not have a temperature.
For example, if you test negative on the morning of day 5 and the morning of day 6, you can return to College on day 6.
Your first test must be taken no earlier than day 5 of the self-isolation period (day 1 is the day you test positive or 1st day of your symptoms), and the second must be taken the following day (24 hours apart). All test results should be reported to NHS Test and Trace, the College, your tutor and emailing email@example.com
If either of your tests are positive, you should continue to self-isolate until you get negative results from two LFD tests on consecutive days or until you have completed 10 full days of self-isolation, whichever is earliest.
If you are unable to take LFD tests or continue to have a temperature you will need to complete the full 10 day period of self-isolation.