Coronavirus Symtoms and Self-Isolation Guidance

Symptoms and self-isolation – important updated guidance

Please read this guidance carefully. Self-isolation impacts all household members including parents/carers and siblings. Please remember if a child or adult has any of the following symptoms, however mild:

  1. new continuous cough
  2. a high temperature
  3. loss of taste or smell, 
then the child/adult as well as their household must self-isolate immediately. Self-isolation lasts at least 10 days for the person with symptoms. For those in the household (including siblings) without symptoms, they must self-isolate for 14 days; if during those 14 days they develop symptoms, they must self-isolate for at least 10 days from that point. The links below clarify how these timings change if a positive or negative test result is received.


Please do not send a child into school if they are showing any of the above symptoms. If they are showing symptoms, keep them and the household at home, self-isolate, and try to get a test. Please keep the school updated via email/phone.

Please ensure that you read the following NHS online guidance about:


This diagram from the BBC News is helpful too: