Covid 19 Information
What should I do if my child or someone in my household displays symptoms of Covid 19?
If you have the main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), get a test as soon as possible. Stay at home until you get the result.
The main symptoms of coronavirus 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
Most people with coronavirus have at least 1 of these symptoms.
What to do if you have symptoms
If you have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus:
- Get a test to check if you have coronavirus as soon as possible.
- You and anyone you live with should stay at home and not have visitors until you get your test result – only leave your home to have a test.
Anyone in your support bubble should also stay at home if you have been in close contact with them since your symptoms started or during the 48 hours before they started.
The NHS has produced some guidance to help parents understand when their child can and cannot attend school which you may find useful :
How do I book a test?
Anyone who displays symptoms can get a free NHS test.
Book a visit to a test site to have the test. Test sites are open 7 days a week. You can order a home test kit if you cannot get to a test site.
Telephone: If you have problems using the online system, telephone 119. Lines are open from 7am - 11pm.