Guidance for children in educational settings with symptoms of a respiratory infection including COVID-19
Children and young people who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and where possible avoid contact with other people. They can go back to an education or childcare setting when they no longer have a high temperature and they are well enough.
If a child or young person has a positive COVID-19 test result they should try to stay at home and where possible avoid contact with other people for 3 days after the day they took the test.
Adults with a positive COVID-19 test result should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days.
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.
Children with mild symptoms such as a runny nose, sore throat, or mild cough, who are otherwise well, can continue to attend their education or childcare setting.
The UK Health Agency document, Respiratory Outbreaks (below) explains the key actions for managing respiratory infections in an education or childcare setting, in line with published guidance: Health protection in education and childcare settings - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk):
The Foreland Fields School COVID-19 School Statement can be found by following the below link: