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What to do if your child or a family member has COVID-19 symptoms

Advice and guidance to children with symptoms changed on April 1st 2022. 


What are the symptoms of COVID 19?

The government updated the symptoms of COVID19 in April 2022. Other symptoms are now also recognised along side temperature, persistent cough and loss of taste and smell. 

The government have updated the definition of COVID symptoms in children - CLICK HERE

The government have updated the definition of symptoms in adults - CLICK HERE


What to do if you have symptoms?

Please read the government advice - CLICK HERE


What to do if you have been in close contact with someone who has COVID?

Please read the government advice -  CLICK HERE


Does my child need to isolate if they have symptoms?

The following is taken from the government web site on 1.4.22  - Children and young people who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and avoid contact with other people. They can go back to school, college or childcare when they no longer have a high temperature, and they are well enough to attend. 


How does school record my child's absence if they have COVID?

School now record a COVID absence in the same way that we record any other illness. We no longer differentiate COVID illness.


Do I need to inform school if my child has symptoms and is too ill to attend?

Yes. Please ring the office as you would with any other illness to let us know that your child can't attend school. 

We have closed the electronic form that parents were using to inform us of positive cases. Parents now need to ring the school.