My child has tested POSITIVE for coronavirus (COVID19) - what should IÂ do?
My child has tested POSITIVE for coronavirus (COVID19) - what should I do?
- Contact school and let us know as soon as possible
- Your child should isolate for a minimum of 10 days - see further guidance below
- Other people living in the house should self-isolate for 14 days.
- Other children in your child’s class will be sent home to isolate for 14 days
- Log onto the NHS Test and Trace portal https://contact-tracing.phe.gov.uk/ and share details of all their close contacts.
Self-isolate for at least 10 days
You should self-isolate for at least 10 days if
- you have symptoms of coronavirus and you tested positive, had an unclear result or did not have a test
- you tested positive but have not had symptoms
If you have symptoms, the 10 days starts from when they started.
If you have not had symptoms, the 10 days starts from when you had the test. But if you get symptoms after your test, self-isolate for a further 10 days from when your symptoms start.
Stop self-isolating after 10 days if you feel OK
You can stop self-isolating after 10 days if either:
- you do not have any symptoms
- you just have a cough or changes to your sense of smell or taste – these can last for weeks after the infection has gone
Keep self-isolating if you feel unwell
Keep self-isolating if you have any of these symptoms after 10 days:
- a high temperature
Only stop self-isolating when these symptoms have gone.
If you have diarrhoea or you are being sick, stay at home until 48 hours after they've stopped