Coronavirus in children – symptoms and testing
As we approach winter and more children are attending school and early years settings there is likely to be an increase in the number of children experiencing mild respiratory symptoms such as runny noses and colds. Children with these symptoms do not require self-isolation or testing nor do their wider family.
The three main symptoms of coronavirus in children are:
If any child in your setting displays these symptoms then it is very important that they are asked to go home, self-isolate with their family and get a test. They cannot return until they receive a negative test.
We need to ensure that we can prioritise testing for people displaying at least one of these three symptoms listed above. More information is available here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms/coronavirus-in-children/