Key COVID-19 Symptoms

The main symptoms of COVID -19 are:

  • new and continuous cough - This means you are coughing a lot for more than and hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)

  • a high temperature (fever) - this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)

  • loss or change in normal sense of taste or smell 

If your child displays ANY of these symptoms, please contact school IMMEDIATELY.  


COVID-19 Action Card


Government Plan for Living with COVID-19

From 21 February

  • Staff and students in most education and childcare settings no longer need to undertake twice weekly asymptomatic testing

  • Staff and students of secondary age and above in SEND settings, alternative provision settings, and SEND units with mainstream settings or equivalent in further education colleges are advised to continue twice weekly testing

From 24 February

  • People with COVID are not legally required to self-isolate

  • However, guidance recommends those who test positive stay at home and avoid contact with others for at least five full days

  • Self-isolation support payments of £500 for those on low income have stopped

  • Routine contact tracing has ended - people in contact with someone with COVID will no longer be advised to self-isolate or take daily tests

  • Workers are not required to tell their employer if they need to self-isolate

From 1 April

  • PCR and lateral flow COVID tests will no longer be free for most people

  • COVID passports will no longer be recommended except for international travel

  • Employers will no longer have to consider COVID as a separate risk when working out how to keep employees safe

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