When should I keep my child at home?

If a family member or your child has symptoms of COVID-19 then you must self-isolate for 10 days, but all other household members who remain well must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. If they develop symptoms, then they must continue to self-isolate at home for a further 10 days. In summary you should keep your child at home and not bring them into nursery if:
• They have a fever of 37.5 or above
• They have developed a new or persistent cough
• They have tested positive for COVID-19
• A household member has developed COVID-19 symptoms or tested positive for COVID-19

If a child has symptoms of COVID-19 then we can support you to get a COVID test. A negative result means the test did not find coronavirus.

You do not need to self-isolate if your test is negative, as long as: