A quick guide for parents and carers about covid -19 absence
Symptoms include at least one of the following:
- a high temperature
- a new continuous cough
- a loss of or change to your sense of smell or taste.
For more information about symptoms visit NHS: Coronavirus symptoms
For more information about being back at school visit www.gov.uk/backtoschool
|What to do if||Action needed||Back to school|
|my child has COVID-19 (coronavirus) symptoms?||when child's test comes back negative|
|my child tests positive for COVID 19?|
when child feels better, and has been without a fever for at least 48 hours.
They can return to school after 10 days even if they have a cough or loss of smell / taste. These symptoms can last or several weeks once the infection is gone.
|somebody in my household has COVID-19 (coronavirus) symptoms?||when household member test is negative, and child does not have COVID 19 symptoms.|
|somebody in my household has tested positive for COVID 19?||when child has completed 10 days of self isolation, even if they test negative during the 10 days.|
|NHS Test and Trace has identified my child as a 'close contact' of somebody with symptoms or confirmed COVID 19?||when the child has completed 10 days of self isolation, even if they test negative during those 10 days.|
|we / my child has travelled and has to self isolate as part of a period of quarantine?|
Returning from a destination where quarantine is needed:
|when the quarantine period of 10 days has been completed for the child, even if they test negative during those 10 days.|
|we have received advice from a medical / official source that my child must resume shielding?||when school / other agencies inform you that restrictions have been lifted and your child can return to school again.|
|I am not sure who should get a test for COVID-19?||when conditions above, as matching your situation, are met.|