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Is your child too ill to go to school?

22/09/2020

COVID question: My child has a slight cold but we don’t think it’s COVID, can they attend?

Colds are easily transmitted between children and we are also of course entering "cold season". If your child does not have COVID symptoms, the NHS website states that it’s fine to send your child to school with a minor cough or cold: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/is-my-child-too-ill-for-school/ 

A cough is only considered a coronavirus symptom if it is 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 think your child has this type of cough, or either of the two other symptoms (high temperature of loss or change to your sense of smell or taste) we are reminding you to:
 

  • Get a test to check if they have coronavirus as soon as possible.
  • Stay at home and do not have visitors until you get the test result – only leave your home to have a test.
  • Keep us updated of the situation

We hope this helps you with your decision about whether to send your child to school.