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Latest guidance for parents and carers re. Covid 19 - updated April 2022:
 
What should I do if my child tests positive for Covid-19?
 
If a child or young person has a positive COVID-19 test result they should stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 3 days after the day they took the test, if they can. After 3 days, if they do not have a high temperature, the risk of passing the infection on to others is much lower and they can return to school. 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.

What if a child under 18 has symptoms but can't access a test?

Children and young people with mild symptoms such as a runny nose, sore throat, or slight cough, who are otherwise well, can continue to come to school.

Children who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and avoid contact with other people, where they can. They can go back to school and resume normal activities when they no longer have a high temperature.

All children and young people with respiratory symptoms should be encouraged to cover their mouth and nose with a disposable tissue when coughing and/or sneezing and to wash their hands after using or disposing of tissues.

It can be difficult to know when to seek help if your child is unwell. If you are worried about your child, especially if they are aged under 2 years old, then you should seek medical help.

Are free tests still available for Covid-19?

Free testing for coronavirus (COVID-19) from the NHS has ended for most people in England. Free testing services have closed at:

· pharmacies

· test sites

· community collection points such as libraries

· schools, nurseries and universities