The latest guidance on what to do if you have Covid.19 or symptoms of Covid.19 can be found here:
Symptoms of Covid.19 are:
- a high temperature or shivering (chills) - you feel hot to the touch
- a new, continuous cough - coughing a lot for more than an hour or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours
- a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste
- shortness of breath
- feeling tired or exhausted
- an aching body
- a headache
- a sore throat
- a blocked or runny nose
- loss of appetite
- feeling sick or being sick
Testing positive for Covid.19:
- If a child or young person has a positive Covid.19 test result, they should stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 3 days after the day they took the test.
- After 3 days, if they feel well and do not have a high temperature, they can return to school.
- Children who live with someone who has a positive Covid.19 test result should continue to attend school as normal (being brought to school by someone who does not have a positive Covid.19 test).
- Adults who test positive for Covid.19 should stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days after the day they took the test.
- Adults who test positive for Covid.19 must avoid meeting people at higher risk from Covid.19 for 10 days after the day they took the test.
If you are feeling unwell and do not test for Covid.19:
- Children and adults should stay at home and avoid contact with other people if you have symptoms of Covid.19 (see above) and either:
- a high temperature
- you do not feel well enough to go to work or do your normal activities
- Avoid close contact wtih anyone who is at higher risk of getting seriously ill from Covid.19.
- Children and adults can go back to normal activities when they feel better or do not have a temperature.