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Covid related illness - quick guide for parents

Covid-19 Related Absence from school – a Quick Guide for Parents

What should I do if ….?

Action needed …

My child is feeling ill with Covid-19 symptoms of:

  • a high temperature – this means your child feels hot to touch on their chest or back
  • 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 – this means your child cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal.

Most children with Covid-19 have at least one of these symptoms.

 

DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD TO SCHOOL

Your child should have a PCR test and must isolate until they receive the result.

You should book a test for your child using this link here, or by phoning 119.

Please note - only the person with symptoms should be tested and there is no need for others in the household to have a test, unless they also have any of the symptoms mentioned.

Make sure you tell the school immediately about the result of the test.

Under 18's who do not have symptoms do not need to self-isolate.

Over 18's who have had 2 COVID vaccinations do not need to isolate.

Over 18s who have not had 2 COVID vaccinations must self-isolate until there is a negative result

My child is feeling ill with other symptoms such as a sore throat, runny nose or a headache.

You should act in the same way as you would have done before the pandemic. This may involve sending your child to school or keeping them at home, depending on the nature and severity of symptoms. Of course you should seek medical advice via your GP or NHS direct on 111 if you would normally do so.

Please note – if your child has sickness or diarrhoea they should not return to school until 24 hours after the last bout of this, as is normal policy.

Someone in my household (NOT MY CHILD) has Covid-19 symptoms

YOUR CHILD CAN STILL COME TO SCHOOL.

Under 18's do not need to self-isolate.

Over 18's who have had 2 COVID vaccinations do not need to isolate.

The person with symptoms should book a test using this link here, or by phoning 119.

Over 18s who have not had 2 COVID vaccinations must self-isolate until there is a negative result

Someone in my household (NOT MY CHILD) tests positive for Covid-19

The person who has tested positive must isolate for 10 days from the date of the test or the onset of symptoms

YOUR CHILD CAN STILL COME TO SCHOOL.

Under 18's do not need to self-isolate.

Over 18's who have had 2 COVID vaccinations do not need to isolate.

Over 18s who have not had 2 COVID vaccinations must self-isolate for 10 days 

It is recommended that all members of the household book a PCR test, but do not have to isolate whilst waiting for the result unless they have symptoms.

My child tests positive for Covid-19

DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD TO SCHOOL.

Your child must isolate for 10 days from the start of symptoms, and until there is no fever for 48 hours.

The rest of the household do not need to isolate if they are under 18 or have had 2 COVID vaccinations.

Over 18s who have not had 2 COVID vaccinations must self-isolate for 10 days

It is recommended that all members of the household book a PCR test, but do not have to isolate whilst waiting for the result unless they have symptoms.

My child tests negative for Covid-19 (test done when the child had symptoms)

YOUR CHILD CAN STILL COME TO SCHOOL.

Your child can return to school, assuming they are well.