Symptoms of coronavirus:
- New, continuous cough
- High temperature (temperature of 37.8 or higher)
- Loss or change to your sense of smell or taste
Due to the high rates of infection in the community, CW&C Council Public Health team ask residents to book a COVID-19 PCR test if they experience any of the following symptoms: shortness of breath, muscle or body aches, fatigue, sore throat, headache, nasal congestion or runny nose, diarrhoea, nausea or vomiting.
Staff and pupils with these symptoms should book a PCR test if they have any of the symptoms listed above. There is no requirement that the staff member or pupil must self-isolate unless their symptoms are alongside one of the three main Covid-19 symptoms: raised temperature, persistent cough, loss of taste and/or smell. That said, we ask families and staff to think very carefully about whether attendance at school is essential if they are waiting for a PCR coronavirus test or the result. We would advise a principle of caution.