The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

Most people with coronavirus have at least 1 of these symptoms.


If you have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus:

  1. Get a test to check if you have coronavirus as soon as possible.
  2. Stay at home and do not have visitors until you get your test result – only leave your home to have a test.

Anyone you live with, and anyone in your support bubble, must also stay at home until you get your result.


Get a test to check if you have coronavirus


If your child is unwell

School isolation flowchart for parents View document
School isolation guide for parents View document



Department for Education information

DfE Twitter Link
'Closure of educational settings: information for parents / carers' Link
'Opening schools to more pupils from 1 June for parents / carers' Link
'What parents need to know about schools during coronavirus' Link
'Schools reopening Q&A' Link
'Coronavirus suspected and confirmed cases' Link