We are following the current UK Health Security Agency guidance on respiratory outbreaks, which include Covid-19.
Further guidance can be found at the government website about people with symptoms of a respiratory infection including Covid-19 (gov.uk)
- Children and young people who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and where possible avoid contact with other people. They can go back to school, nursery or childcare when they no longer have a high temperature and are well enough.
- It is not recommended that children and young people are tested for Covid-19 unless directed by a health professional
- If a child has a positive Covid-19 test result they should try to stay at home and where possible avoid contact with other people for 3 days after they took the test.
- Adults with a positive Covid-19 test result should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days
- Children and young people who live with someone who has a positive Covid-19 test should continue to attend school, nursery or childcare as normal
- Children with mild symptoms such as a runny nose, sore throat or a mild cough, who are otherwise well, can continue to attend school, nursery or childcare
Good hygiene practices such as hand-washing and safe disposal of tissues should continue to be followed.
Get advice from NHS 111 if you are worried about your child or unsure what to do.
The school will be unable to offer advice on symptoms over the phone and does not have any test kits to offer.
For children aged 5 or over – use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service.
For children under 5 – call 111.