Get NHS advice about COVID-19, including symptoms, testing, vaccination and staying at home
What parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak -
Children and young people aged 18 and under can get coronavirus (COVID-19), but it's usually a mild illness and most get better in a few days.
Symptoms of COVID-19 can include:
The symptoms are very similar to symptoms of other illnesses, such as colds and flu.
What to do if your child has symptoms.
Your child should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people if they have symptoms of COVID-19 and they either:
They can go back to school, college or childcare when they feel better or do not have a high temperature.
If your child has mild symptoms such as a runny nose, sore throat or mild cough, and they feel well enough, they can go to school, college or childcare.
Encourage your child to cover their mouth and nose with a tissue when they cough or sneeze, and to wash their hands after using or throwing away tissues.
Most children who are unwell will recover in a few days with rest and plenty of fluids.
Coronavirus: what you need to know
The government is closely monitoring the spread of Coronavirus and we would like to reassure you that we regularly receive advice from the Department for Education and are following the guidance from them, the Local Authority and Public Health England.
You can help to slow the spread of Coronavirus
Make sure you and your children follow these general principles to prevent spreading any respiratory virus:
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