COVID – My child is symptomatic, do I send them to school?

1.Would you have kept your child off school under normal circumstances not taking into account COVID-19?

Yes – Keep you child off school

No – Next question

2.Does your child have

a) a new continuous cough?

b) a fever (temperature over 38 degrees using a thermometer)?

c) a complete loss of taste or smell?

Yes to ANY of the above – Keep your child off school and at home. Speak to 119 or go to the website and arrange for a self-test to be done. Your child and your household must self isolate until you have a result from the test

No to all of the above – Next question

3.Does your child have an underlying chronic medical condition such as cystic fibrosis?

Yes – Speak to their specialist team about testing criteria if you haven’t already seen or spoken to them or had a letter in the post telling you signs to be concerned about

No – Children who are otherwise well with

  • Runny noses
  • Sore throats without a fever
  • Mild colds

Can go to school AS NORMAL