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Covid 19 – What happens if my child shows Covid 19 symptoms?

Children can get coronavirus (COVID-19), but they seem to get it less often than adults and it's usually less serious.


The main symptoms of COVID-19 are:


  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot, for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours
  • a loss or change to sense of smell or taste – this means they cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal


If your child has any of the main symptoms of COVID-19, even if they're mild:

  1. Get a PCR test (test that is sent to a lab) to check if they have COVID-19 as soon as possible.
  2. Your child should stay at home and not have visitors (self-isolate) until you get the test result – they can only leave home to have the test. Check if you and anyone else your child lives with need to self-isolate.


Get a PCR test to check for COVID-19 on GOV.UK

Please do not bring them into school

Contact school to inform us

Inform school immediately of the test result

Below is the link to the latest up to date information from the NHS

If you are self-isolating at home, here are some ideas for some activities for your child:


Read with them

Help teach them the time

Encourage them to practise their handwriting

Play TT rockstars and spelling shed

Write a story

Write a diary

Write a description of a picture/scene

Write a fact file about a favourite character from a book

Bake/cook and learn about measure

Go for a run or do home exercises – body coach type thing

Thank you.