Unsure about a cough and cold? Is it coronavirus?
If your child has any one of the following symptoms, you should dial 119 to speak to the NHS. You may need to be booked in for a COVID-19 test.
- a high temperature,
- a new, continuous cough or
- a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste.
If the cough is not continuous, it is up to your judgement about whether this is a normal cough and cold, or whether you need a test. If you are in doubt, speak to your doctor.
In the last week at school, every child tested who had a bit of a cough and cold has come back negative for COVID-19.
NHS help page here – https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/