Covid 19



Updated September 2023

Children and young people (aged 18 years and under)who have symptoms of Covid 19.

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. 

It is not recommended that children and young people are tested for COVID 19 unless directed to by a health professional.

If a child or young person has a positive COVID 19 test 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. 

Please note that schools are no longer permitted to authorise pupils absence for them to isolate either before major events or if someone in their household has COVID.