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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.

We ask that you use your parental judgement as you would normally do for a cold, and follow government guidance by keeping your child at home for any flu-like symptoms or symptoms related to COVID-19.

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:

What to do if your child has symptoms

If your child has any of the main symptoms of coronavirus:

  1. Get a test to check if they have coronavirus as soon as possible.

  2. 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.

For further guidance please see the COVID symptoms flow chart and our response to a COVID case information sheet.

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