Coronavirus – Keeping safe

What am I looking for?

High temperatureAny new high temperature where your child feels hot to touch on their chest or back
A new continuous coughCoughing a lot for more than an hour, or three or more coughing episodes in 24 hours
Loss of, or change in, sense of smell or tastethey cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

What needs to happen?

  • Keep your child at home – let us know they’ll be off
  • Book a Covid-19 test immediately – online or call 119
  • If the test is negative they can return to school

Find out more

NHS – Coronavirus Symptoms

NHS – Is my child too ill for school?


DfE Helpline

The Department for Education has launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:

Phone: 0800 046 8687
Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)