Coronavirus: National lockdown

Stay home. Only go out for food, medical reasons, exercise, education or work. Avoid travel unless essential. You must work from home if you can. Schools and essential shops will remain open.

Coronavirus: Information and advice

2. Symptoms, self-isolation or shielding

What to do if your child has symptoms of coronavirus or has had a positive test

Your child should not come into school if they or someone in their household have coronavirus symptoms, or have tested positive in the last 10 days.

In line with public health advice, your child should self-isolate for 10 days if they have symptoms or a positive test result, and 10 days if they are a close contact of someone who has coronavirus.

Other members of the household (including any siblings) must also self-isolate for 10 days from when the symptomatic person first had symptoms.


If your child has been asked to self-isolate because their school ‘bubble’ has a positive case they need to do so for 10 days. This means they should stay inside and do any work set for them by their school.


Children who are Clinically Extremely Vulnerable can continue to attend school or college unless your GP or Clinician has advised you not to.

Looking after your child's mental health

Advice available:

Other online resources

  • Charlie Waller Memorial Trust - Free resources for schools and families about emotional about mental and emotional wellbeing
  • - Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people
  • - Free online support for mindfulness and meditation

The information in this document is based on Government Guidance, which is subject to change. It will be revised as new advice is published, but please contact if you have any further queries.