If you have symptoms of COVID-19, however mild, you need to isolate for at least 10 days from when your symptoms started. You should arrange to have a test to see if you have COVID-19. All other household members need to stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the household became ill or if they do not have symptoms, from the day their test was taken. Following a positive test result, you will receive a request by text, email or phone to log into the NHS Test and Trace service website and provide information about recent close contacts. You must also let school know so that they can contact Public Health England and isolate the necessary bubble. The most important symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of any of the following:
- a new continuous cough
- a high temperature
- a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)
IF CHILDREN PRESENT WITH ANY OF THE ABOVE SYMPTOMS, HOWEVER MILD, THEY SHOULD NOT ATTEND SCHOOL UNTIL THE 10 DAY ISOLATION PERIOD ENDS OR THEY RECEIVE A NEGATIVE TEST.