Latest Government and Suffolk County Counil Guidance

Latest Suffolk County Council Guidance

Latest Government Guidance

Living Safely with respiratory infections, including COVID19 (includes guidance on face coverings)

People with symptoms of a respiratory infection, including COVID 19

Ventilation of indoor spaces to stop the spead of Coronavirus (COVID 19)

 

 

Below is an extract taken from the following document; 

People with symptoms of a respiratory infection including COVID-19.

Published by: UK Health and Security Agency on 1st April 2022

 

Children and young people (aged 18 years and under) who have symptoms of a respiratory infection, including COVID-19

Respiratory infections are common in children and young people, particularly during the winter months. Symptoms can be caused by several respiratory infections including the common cold, COVID-19 and RSV.

For most children and young people, these illnesses will not be serious, and they will soon recover following rest and plenty of fluids.

Very few children and young people with respiratory infections become seriously unwell. This is also true for children and young people with long-term conditions. Some children under 2, especially those born prematurely or with a heart condition, can be more seriously unwell from RSV.

Attending education is hugely important for children and young people’s health and their future.

When children and young people with symptoms should stay at home and when they can return to education

Children and young people with mild symptoms such as a runny nose, sore throat, or slight cough, who are otherwise well, can continue to attend their education setting.

Children and young people who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and avoid contact with other people, where they can. They can go back to school, college or childcare, and resume normal activities when they no longer have a high temperature and they are well enough to attend.

All children and young people with respiratory symptoms should be encouraged to cover their mouth and nose with a disposable tissue when coughing and/or sneezing and to wash their hands after using or disposing of tissues.

It can be difficult to know when to seek help if your child is unwell. If you are worried about your child, especially if they are aged under 2 years old, then you should seek medical help.

If a child or young person has a positive COVID-19 test result

If a child or young person has a positive COVID-19 test result they should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 3 days after the day they took the test, if they can. After 3 days, if they feel well and do not have a high temperature, the risk of passing the infection on to others is much lower. This is because children and young people tend to be infectious to other people for less time than adults.

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.

 

 

 


 

 

Check if you or your child has coronavirus Symptoms

The link below will take you to the NHS website for latest  guidance of the main symptoms and what action to take.

IMPORTANT

If your child or any member of your household tests positive for COVID-19, you must contact the school without delay.

During school hours, ring the school office: 01394 277897

During out of school hours (including weekends), email: admin@kingsfleet.suffolk.sch.uk