Children should not attend school if they have symptoms of Covid-19, and we have the right to ask parents to keep their children at home if they show symptoms in school.
The main symptoms of Covid-19, as of July 2021, 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 three 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
In the event of a local outbreak, we may need to reintroduce previous measures such as bubbles and self-isolation if we are advised to do so by public health.