What to do if your child is unwell or has a suspected case of COVID-19
We have received a number of queries from parents regarding whether a child should come to school if they have a cold.
We fully understand your concerns on making the right decision for the safety of your child and the school community.
Click here for a very simple flow chart which outlines whether you should you keep your child at home or send them in to school during this time.
Coronavirus in children
Children can get coronavirus (COVID-19), but they seem to get it less often than adults and it's usually less serious.
The main symptoms of coronavirus are:
a high temperature
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 sense of smell or taste – this means they cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal
What to do if your child has symptoms
If your child has any of the main symptoms of coronavirus:
Get a test to check if they have coronavirus as soon as possible.
Stay at home and do not have visitors until you get the 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 the result.
Please click here to read a letter to parents from the Department for Health & Social Care.
A useful Symptom Guide can be viewed here.