Not sure if your child has a cold or Covid-19?

Colds, flu and Covid-19 can have similar symptoms but there are important differences.

You should only book a Covid-19 test for your child if they have:

  • a new, continuous cough ๐Ÿ˜ฎโ€๐Ÿ’จ (coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours);
  • a high temperature ๐ŸŒก๏ธ ๐Ÿ”ฅ (their chest of back feel hot to touch);
  • loss or change to taste or smell ๐Ÿ‘… ๐Ÿ‘ƒ (they cannot smell or taste anything, or their sense of smell or taste is different to normal).

Otherwise, they can continue going to school if they feel well enough to do so.

If your child has any of these symptoms, they must stay at home for 14 days. Book a test for them online as soon as possible here or by calling 119.

Remember, your whole household must also immediately self-isolate for 14 days if someone tests positive.

Only book a test for individuals with symptoms.

 
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