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Sherford Vale School and Nursery

Sherford ValeSchool and Nursery

Sherford ValeSchool and Nursery


This page has been created to provide the most up-to-date information and guidance for all COVID related queries for parents and carers.

No Covid restrictions are in place across the UK but guidance recommends people who catch the virus "should try to stay at home".

What are the Covid symptoms?

Many of the symptoms are similar to those for colds and flu and include:

  • high temperature, fever or chills
  • continuous cough
  • loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell
  • shortness of breath
  • feeling tired or exhausted
  • aching body
  • headache
  • sore throat
  • blocked or runny nose
  • loss of appetite
  • diarrhoea
  • feeling sick or being sick

Most people feel better within a few days or weeks - but for some, it can be more serious.

Those concerned their or their child's symptoms are worsening should request an urgent GP appointment or help from NHS 111.

Can children go to school with Covid?

Under-18s who test positive for Covid are advised to stay at home for three days.

NHS guidance says if a child has mild symptoms such as a runny nose, sore throat or mild cough - and they feel well enough - they can go to school or childcare. They should not attend school if they have a temperature. 

Do you have to isolate after testing positive?

People are largely advised to treat Covid like any other respiratory disease. You no longer have to self-isolate after testing positive.

However, the government recommends trying to stay home for five days - or three for under-18s, as younger people tend to be infectious for a shorter period.

Should your child have COVID we would appreciate being informed so that we are able to protect those who are at higher risk of becoming seriously ill with Covid.

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