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.
The below link further explains what to look out for in children and what to do should you suspect your
child(ren) may need a test:
Cold's are very common at this time of year, if you believe your child(ren) is suffering with a cold and symptoms are not related to Covid-19 then they are able to come to school.
Cold symptoms are noted below, they come on gradually and can include.
- a blocked or runny nose
- a sore throat
- muscle aches
- a raised temperature
- pressure in your ears and face
- loss of taste and smell