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Coronavirus: Can my child go to school with a cold?

 
 
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Coronavirus: Can my child go to school with a cold?
by Anglo Skills College - Friday, 18 September 2020, 2:14 PM
 


With coronavirus cases rising in parts of the UK, schools are adopting measures to reduce the spread and keep pupils safe.

But many parents still have questions.

What if my child has a cough or cold?

The NHS says that the main symptoms of coronavirus are

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough
  • the loss of, or change to, your sense of taste or smell

If a child shows these symptoms, they - and other members of their household - should self-isolate for 14 days and get a test if possible.

A runny nose is not a reason to get tested for coronavirus, says NHS Scotland.

In the case of a heavy cold, children may need to take a day or two off to get better, says the government in Scotland.

Help from the NHS: