What to do if your child develops symptoms of COVID 19
For most people, especially children, COVID-19 will be a mild illness.
The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are recent onset of:
- New continuous cough and/or
- High temperature and/or
- A loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)
If your child develops any of these symptoms of COVID-19, they should remain at home and arrangements should be made for them to be tested. At that time, all other household members must also stay at home, not go to work, school or public areas, even for exercise.
Testing can be arranged by calling 119 or via the NHS website: nhs.uk/coronavirus
When the result of the child’s test is known further advice will be available. If the result is positive please inform the school by emailing the following address firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible with the following information:
- Student name
- Year group
- When they developed symptoms
- What were the symptoms
- Date of the test
- When they were last in school
- How do they travel to school: walking/car/bus - who do they travel to school with
- Any siblings at school
Please see the student absence reference guide below so our parents/carers know what to do depending on their circumstances.
Please click the above link for crucial information for students' return in school in September including safety measures in school to reduce the risk if infection and transmission, return dates, details of the new school day including staggered start and end times, year group zones, etc.