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Covid-19

Below are the latest guidelines (posted 21.09.22)

 

What to do if you have coronavirus (COVID-19) or symptoms of COVID-19

 

CHILDREN

If a child or young person aged 18 or under tests positive for COVID-19, they should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 3 days. This starts from the day after they did the test. Children and young people who usually go to school, college or childcare and who live with someone who has a positive COVID-19 test result should continue to attend as normal.

 

Children and young people tend to be infectious to others for less time than adults. If they’re well and do not have a temperature after 3 days, there’s a much lower risk that they’ll pass on COVID-19 to others.

 

You can find separate guidance for children and young people aged 18 or under on GOV.UK.

 

ADULTS

Try to stay at home and avoid contact with others if you have tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) or have symptoms of COVID-19.

 

Try to stay at home and away from others

 

Try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people if you:

  • have any symptoms of COVID-19, and have a high temperature or you do not feel well enough to go to work or do your normal activities
  • have tested positive for COVID-19 – this means it's very likely you have the virus

 

Important:

You should avoid being in close contact with people at higher risk from COVID-19.

 

This is particularly important if their immune system means they’re at higher risk of serious illness from COVID-19, even if they’ve had a COVID-19 vaccine.

 

There’s further advice if you’re eligible for COVID-19 treatments.

 

Find out about help and support while you're staying at home because of COVID-19

 

What to do if you've tested positive for COVID-19

If you have COVID-19, you can pass on the virus to other people for up to 10 days from when your infection starts. Many people will no longer be infectious to others after 5 days.

 

You should:

  • try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days. This starts from the day after you did the test.
  • avoiding meeting people at higher risk from COVID-19 for 10 days, especially if their immune system means they’re at higher risk of serious illness from COVID-19, even if they’ve had a COVID-19 vaccine. This starts from the day after you did the test.

 

If you are feeling unwell and do not test positive or test negative for COVID-19

If you do not feel well enough to go to work and do your normal activities, you should:

  • try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people.
  • avoid meeting people at higher risk from COVID-19, especially if their immune system means they’re at higher risk of serious illness from COVID-19, even if they’ve had a COVID-19 vaccine.

 

You can go back to your normal activities if you:

 

When to seek medical advice

Go to 111.nhs.uk, call 111 or call your GP surgery if:

  • you’re worried about your symptoms
  • your symptoms get worse
  • In an emergency, go to A&E immediately or call 999.

 

Information from: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-and-treatment/when-to-self-isolate-and-what-to-do/

Please refer to the latest risk assessment updated on the 27th January 2022 in line with the new Government guidelines.

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