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Symptoms of COVID-19

The NHS states that the three main symptoms of COVID-19 are:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

If your child develops any or all of these symptoms, don’t send them to school. Instead, follow the directions in the below section.

What to Do If My Child Has Symptoms?

If your child develops symptoms whilst at home, please keep them at home and arrange for them to get a PCR test.

If your child develops symptoms whilst at school, we will isolate them from other members of the school community. We will then ask you to come and collect them, and arrange a PCR test.

Once you have the results of your child’s PCR test, please do let us know the result. We will then advise further about the required period of self-isolation and an expected return date.

Information about self-isolation periods can be found here. This graphic might also be of use.