Symptoms – what to do

What to do if your child has symptoms of COVID-19

If your child begins to display one of the symptoms listed below, you must inform either Laura or Sian at the earliest opportunity and then self-isolate for a minimum of 7 days:

  • A high temperature of 37.8°C or above (confirmed by Public Health authorities);
  • A new continuous cough (this means coughing a lot for more than an hour or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours);
  • A loss of or change in normal sense of taste and/or smell (anosmia).

You do not need to call NHS 111 to go into self-isolation.

If your symptoms worsen during home isolation or do not improve after 7 days, contact NHS 111 via phone or online. For a medical emergency, dial 999.

Staying at home and self-isolating is important in stopping the virus from spreading and protecting our nursery children, families and staff. We please ask that if you are self-isolating, you do not visit the setting during this period and ask that you keep us up to date as much as possible on the situation.

How to obtain a test

If you require a test, more information can be found by calling NHS 111 or online at: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing-and-tracing/get-an-antigen-test-to-check-if-you-have-coronavirus/

What to do if someone in your household is displaying symptoms of COVID-19

If one person in your household has a new continuous cough, high temperature or a loss of or change in your normal sense of taste/smell, everyone living there must stay at home and self-isolate for 14 days.

If your child attends Seasides, you will need to inform either Laura or Sian as soon as possible and we ask that you do not visit the setting during this time.

For the latest information, guidance and advice on COVID-19 (including self-isolating), please visit either the Government or NHS websites regularly.