Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a virus called coronavirus.
The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are;
- A new continuous cough - this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours
- A high temperature - this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
- Loss or change to your sense of smell or taste - this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything
Most People with Coronavirus have one or more of these symptoms.
If your child develops any of these symptoms, however mild, we are asking you to keep your child at home and do not leave the house for 10 days from when the symptoms started. Anyone you live with, and anyone in your support bubble, must also stay at home until you get the result, You must not have visitors to your home during this 10 day period. You should arrange a test immediately - you can arrange a test by clicking here. Or by calling NHS 119
If your child's symptoms worsen during home isolation or are no better after 10 days, contact NHS 111 online. If you have no internet access, you should call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999.
You do not need to call NHS 111 to go into self-isolation
If you and your child travel to school using public transport please read and familiarise yourself with the Safer Travel Guidance below.
Daily Government advice and guidance can be found here: