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COVID-19 - Latest advice

Covid cases are rising again and health experts warn the UK faces a hard winter.

The BBC has published a useful summary of the latest public health advice that has replaced previous COVID restrictions. Click here to open - Covid: Should I test and self-isolate or can I go to work?

  • It is not recommended that children and young people are tested for COVID-19 unless directed to by a health professional.

  • If a child or young person has a positive COVID-19 test result they should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 3 days after the day they took the test. After 3 days, if they feel well and do not have a high temperature, the risk of passing the infection on to others is much lower. This is because children and young people tend to be infectious to other people for less time than adults.

  • Children and young people who usually go to school, college or childcare and who live with someone who has a positive COVID-19 test result should continue to attend as normal if they are feeling well, and do not have a temperature.

Call NHS 111 if you're worried about your child or not sure what to do.. For children aged 5 or over – get help from NHS 111 online.


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