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 Symptomatic Case Flowchart for Parents and Carers

Young person, or someone in your household, develops symptoms of COVID-19 (new continuous cough and/or high temperature and/or a loss of, or change in normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia).
If your child is at home, do not send them to their education setting. Inform the setting through absence reporting.   If your child develops symptoms at their education setting, they will be separated from others and sent home.
If your child, or anyone in your household, has symptoms they must self-isolate and book a PCR test. If your child does not have symptoms but someone in the household does, your child and all other household members without symptoms must also isolate at home whilst awaiting the results of the PCR test.
Book a PCR test as soon as possible for anyone in your household with symptoms. This can be done online at: Alternatively, a test can be ordered by phone on NHS 119 for those without the Internet.
Do not send your child into the setting while awaiting a test or the results of a test. All members of the household must isolate at this point.
Please inform your child's setting of the test result as soon as possible.
Negative   Positive
Young person can return to setting once well and household can end isolation.   Inform setting of positive test result through absence reporting.
If your child is identified as having been in close contact with a confirmed case, they will need to self-isolate for 10 days and book a PCR test. The wider household does not need to isolate, unless your child develops symptoms or receives a positive test result.   Ensure child/household member completes their 10 day isolation period (from date of onset of symptoms). Household members without symptoms should also complete 10 day isolation and can choose to book a PCR test.
For medical advice call NHS 111, or in an emergency call 999.   NHS Test and Trace Service will send you a text, E-mail alert or call you with instructions on how to share details of people with whom you have had close, recent contact and places you have visited.
If a child is a confirmed case they can return to school having completed their isolation period. However, if they still have a temperature, diarrhoea or are being sick they should wait a further 48 hours after these symptoms stop. If a household member is a confirmed case, but child does not develop symptoms, they can return to their setting only after completing the full 10 day isolation period.


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