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
- Young minds
- NSPCC - returning to school
- Childrens Society (Support for mental and emotional well-being)
- GOV.UK - Guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
- Tog mind
Other online resources
- Charlie Waller Memorial Trust - Free resources for schools and families about emotional about mental and emotional wellbeing
- kooth.com - Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people
- Headspace.com - 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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any further queries.