School Management of COVID-19 Symptoms
The main symptoms of coronavirus are:
- a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
- a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
- a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal
Most people with coronavirus have at least 1 of these symptoms.
If children present with ANY of these symptoms they should be kept off school. Parents are advised to call 111 and arrange a test. Isolation periods for the pupil and household can be found on the School Management of COVID_19 flow chart.
Please find further advice from the NHS around COVID-19.
Government Guidance can also be found at:
The flow chart below demonstrates the action schools and parents need to take if pupils have ANY of the symptoms listed above.
Thank you for your continued co-operation..