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 www.gov.uk/coronavirus 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