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Covid Symptoms at Home

Please click here for a useful flowchart if a member of your household develop Covid symptoms at home. Additionally;

  • If a member of your household returns from abroad and is required to self-quarantine on return, there is no requirement for the rest of the household to also self-quarantine. If anyone in the household develops symptoms, you should refer to the attached flowchart.
  • If you are contacted by track and trace, you should self-isolate for 14 days from your last contact with that person, even if you are tested with a negative result. This is because you may have the virus, but it cannot yet be detected by a test, so you could unknowingly spread the virus if you leave the house. Other members of your household, however, do not need to remain in self-isolation.
  • If your child develops symptoms of Covid (fever, new continuous cough, or loss of smell or taste), they should self isolate and take a Covid test. They will not be allowed to return to school until a negative Covid test has been provided to the school. If your child is unable to take a test, or the result is inconclusive, they will need to self isolate for 14 days. If at the end of the 14 days they are feeling well and have had no fever for 48 hours, they may return to school. 
  • If a Parent tested positive they would need to self-isolate for 10 days. If they have tested positive whilst not experiencing symptoms but develop symptoms during the isolation period, they should restart the 10-day isolation period from the day they develop symptoms. Other members of their household should self-isolate for 14 days from when the symptomatic person first had symptoms
  • ‚ÄčIf a Pupil tested positive, the health protection team will carry out a risk assessment to confirm who has been in close contact with the child during the period that they were infectious, and ensure they are asked to self-isolate. CCF will send home those people who have been in close contact with the person. These individuals should self-isolate for 14 days since they were last in close contact with the infected person.
  • If a Staff member has a positive test, The health protection team will carry out a risk assessment to confirm who has been in close contact with the person during the period that they were infectious, and ensure they are asked to self-isolate. This is likely to dictate that anyone who has been in close contact with the teacher should self-isolate for up to 14 days and take a test if they develop symptoms.

To book a coronavirus test, please go to https://www.gov.uk/getting-tested-for-coronavirus. Please only book a test if you develop symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19). Those sent home to self-isolate, having been in close contact with someone who has tested positive, should only get tested if they develop symptoms themselves. The symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are a high temperature, a new, continuous cough, or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste. Testing capacity is the highest it has ever been, but there is a significant demand for tests. Booking is essential for drive in and walk in test sites, and under 18s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Please refer to the gov.uk website or NHS website for more information.
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/