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What to do if your child has symptoms

If your child does develop symptoms, you can seek advice from NHS 111 at by phoning 111.


It is vitally important that anyone who presents with Covid-19 symptoms get tested as soon as possible. 


•Remain at home for at least 10 days from the date when symptoms appeared as advised in


•Arrange for testing via or or call 119


•All other household members must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days (unless they get symptoms – 10 days. If test –ve continue 14 days)


•The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill.


•Household members should not go to work, school or public areas and exercise should be taken within the home.


•Household members staying at home for 14 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community


Please click on the images below for more detailed information on what to do if your child develops symptoms and when they can come back to school.

If someone develops symptoms while in School


If your child presents Covid-19 symptoms in school, we will take your child to a safe area in school and contact you immediately to pick them up.  Please make sure that your emergency contact details are up to date and correct.


The child will be moved to a room where they can be isolated behind a closed door, depending on the age and needs of the child, with appropriate adult supervision if required. Ideally, a window will be opened for ventilation. If it is not possible to isolate them, they will be moved to an area which is at least 2 metres away from other people.


•If they need to go to the bathroom while waiting to be collected, they will use a separate bathroom if possible. The bathroom will be cleaned and disinfected using standard cleaning products before being used by anyone else.




Procedure if we have a confirmed case in School


If someone from within school is confirmed with Covid-19 we will get in touch with the parents and carers of any children who have been in close contact with this person. 


This is likely to be children from their class or ‘bubble’ or if they have been in close contact through other groups such as after school or breakfast club.  These children will be asked to self-isolate for 14 days.  


Other members of the household do not need to self-isolate, unless your child also develops symptoms. 


Full details and instructions will be provided at the time.  We will also send information to our wider school community as a reminder to our families of what actions you can take to reduce the spread of the virus.