Covid-19 School Information

Coronavirus Symptoms

The symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are usually mild, but some people can become very unwell.


Main symptoms - Please stay at home (do not come into school) if you or your child displays any of these symptoms:

  •  high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)

  • 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)

  • 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 one of these symptoms.


Urgent advice is available if you use the 111 online coronavirus service. Further sources of advice and guidance relating to possible symptoms are available at: