Symptoms & Isolation
At present, the Local Authority has been informed that there will be no school-specific covid guidance after Easter, including no new guidance around exam/assessment times. Concerns have been raised, with the DfE, about the lack of guidance, support and tests for children and staff in schools.
The NHS have advised that children should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people if they have symptoms of COVID-19 and they either:
- have a high temperature
- do not feel well enough to go to school, college or childcare, or do their normal activities
They can go back to school, college or childcare when they feel better or do not have a high temperature.
If your child has mild symptoms such as a runny nose, sore throat or mild cough, and they feel well enough, they can go to school, college or childcare.
Encourage your child to cover their mouth and nose with a tissue when they cough or sneeze, and to wash their hands after using or throwing away tissues.
Most children who are unwell will recover in a few days with rest and plenty of fluids.
We are still awaiting guidance for children who receive a positive test.