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Covid 19 Advice for parents V2

COVID-19
(coronavirus) absence
A quick guide for parents / carers

What to do if... Action needed Back to school
…my child has
COVID-19
(coronavirus)
symptoms*
• Child shouldn’t attend school
• Child should get a test
• Whole household self-isolates
while waiting for test result
• Inform school immediately
about test results
…when child’s test
comes back negative
and symptom free for
48 hours
…my child
tests positive
for COVID-19
(coronavirus)
• Child shouldn’t attend school
• Child self-isolates for at least
10 days from when symptoms*
started (or from day of test if no
symptoms)
• Inform school immediately about
test results
• Whole household self-isolates for
14 days from day when
symptoms* started (or from day
of test if no symptoms) - even if
someone tests negative during
those 14 days
…when child feels
better, and has been
without a fever for at
least 48 hours
They can return to school
after 10 days even if they
have a cough or loss of
smell / taste. These
symptoms can last for
several weeks once the
infection is gone.
…somebody
in my household
has COVID-
19 (coronavirus)
symptoms*
• Child shouldn’t attend school
• Household member with
symptoms should get a test
• Whole household self-isolates
while waiting for test result
• Inform school immediately about
test results
…when household
member test is
negative, and child
does not have
COVID-19 symptoms*
…somebody
in my household
has tested
positive for
COVID-19
(coronavirus)
• Child shouldn’t attend school
• Whole household self-isolates for
14 days from day when
symptoms* started (or from day
of test if no symptoms) - even if
someone tests negative during
those 14 days
...when child has
completed 14 days of
self-isolation, even if
they test negative
during the 14 days
* Symptoms include at least one of a high temperature; a
new continuous cough; a loss of or change to your sense
of smell or taste.
See more at:
www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms

 

What to do if... Action needed Back to school
…NHS Test
and Trace has
identified my
child as a ‘close
contact’ of
somebody
with symptoms*
or confirmed
COVID 19
(coronavirus)
• Child shouldn’t attend school
• Child self isolates for 14 days (as
advised by NHS Test and Trace)
even if they test negative during
those 14 days
• Rest of household does not need
to self isolate, unless they are a
‘close contact’ too
…when the child has
completed 14 days of
self isolation, even if
they test negative
during those 14 days
…we / my child
has travelled
and has to self
isolate as part
of a period of
quarantine
• Do not take unauthorised leave in
term time
• Consider quarantine
requirements and FCO advice
when booking travel
• Provide information to school as
per attendance policy
Returning from a destination
where quarantine is needed:
• Child shouldn’t attend school
• Whole household self isolates for
14 days even if they test negative
during those 14 days
…when school / other
agencies inform you
that restrictions have
been lifted and your
child can return to
school again
...we have
received
advice from a
medical /
official source
that
my child must
resume
shielding
• Child shouldn’t attend school
• Contact school as advised by
attendance officer / pastoral
team
• Child should shield until you are
informed that restrictions are
lifted and shielding is paused
again
…when school / other
agencies inform you
that restrictions have
been lifted and your
child can return to
school again
….I am not sure
who should get
a test for
COVID 19
(coronavirus)
• Only people with symptoms*
need to get a test
• People without symptoms are
not advised to get a test, even if
they are a ‘close contact’ of
someone who tests positive
…when conditions
above, as matching
your situation, are
met
For coronavirus support visit our webpage
www.bolton.gov.uk/coronavirus-support-1
For details on what you can and can not do at the moment in Bolton,
please visit www.bolton.gov.uk/localrestrictions

 


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