My child has symptoms – what should I do?
Advice on what you should do if your child develops symptoms
If anyone in your home becomes unwell with a new and persistent cough or a high temperature, or has a loss of, or change in, their normal sense of taste or smell, they must stay at home and follow ‘stay at home: guidance for households with possible or confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection’, which sets out that they should self-isolate for at least 10 days and should arrange to have a test to see if they have coronavirus (COVID-19).
If they have tested positive whilst not experiencing symptoms but develop symptoms during the isolation period, they should restart the 10-day isolation period from the day they develop symptoms.
Other members of their household (including any siblings) should self-isolate for 14 days from when the symptomatic person first had symptoms.
If your child develops symptoms at home, you must get them tested and continue to keep your school informed. Parents should call the school/s of their children to inform them of the reason for their child/children’s absence.