What to do if...

My child shows symptoms?

If your child (or anyone in the family home) has any of the following symptoms:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)

  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)

  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

Then please get a test to check if you have coronavirus as soon as possible. Stay at home and do not have visitors until you get your test result – only leave your home to have a test.

Anyone you live with, and anyone in your support bubble, must also stay at home until you get your result.

Once you have received a negative result, your child may return to school, but we do ask for sight of the negative test result.



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Coronavirus flu or cold

My child or someone in the family home tests positive for COVID-19?

If your child has tested positive they must self isolate for at least 10 days and until they are better.

If someone else has tested positive the rest of the household have to self isolate for 14 days. If someone develops symptoms they need to be tested again and if this is positive they must continue to isolate for 10 days from when the symptoms start and until they are better.

My child has been in contact with someone outside of the family home who has tested positive?

Everyone who has been in contact with a person who has tested positive must self isolate for 14 days. If someone develops symptoms they need to be tested again and if this is positive they must continue to isolate for 10 days from when the symptoms start and until they are better. All other members of the household will then have to isolate for a further 14 days from the first day that person has had symptoms.

Someone in my child's class is self-isolating?

If that child has had a positive test and they have been in school then the class bubble will be asked to self-isolate for 14 days. If any children are tested positive they will need to self isolate for 10 days from when the symptoms start and until they are better.

If they have not had a positive test then the rest of the class can come into school as normal.

I have two or more children at school and one of their class bubbles is self isolating?

That child will have to stay at home for two weeks, but their siblings can continue to come into school - unless your child who is self-isolating develops symptoms and is tested positive, at that point the whole of the household will have to self-isolate for 14 days.