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What do I do if my child has symptoms of COVID-19?

Below is a list of questions to check if your child should come to school.the rules changed in August 2021 and now children no longer need to self-isolate.

 

Should I send my child to school?

 

1) Someone in my house has a temperature, new dry cough, loss of taste and smell.

YES - children no longer have to self isolate for suspected or positive cases.

 

2) Someone in my house doesn't feel "right" and has gone for a COVID test.

YES - children no longer have to self isolate for suspected or positive cases.

 

3) My child has a temperature, but it went away after an hour and they feel okay now.

NO - the child should get a COVID test. Children rarely get the full range of symptoms, a small temperature could be all they get, however they would still be infectious to adults. Any unvaccinated adults shold self isolate but children in the house can continue to come to school.

 

4) My child gets a temperature, new cough or loss of taste or smell.

NO - these are typical COVID symptoms and they child must be tested.

 

5) A child in my child's class has tested positive, should we self isolate?

NO -  Children no longer self isolate even if they are close contacts.

 

If the school has 5 linked cases within 10 days, this may be declared an outbreak and new measures may be implemented by Public Health England.

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