Schools self-isolation COVID-19 advice

What to do if…

To find out more information on how you or your child can access COVID-19 testing, visit Coronavirus testing in Trafford.

Guidance is changing often, we endeavour to update this page as soon as possible however also check GOV.UK for the latest advice and guidance.

Someone in my household has COVID-19 symptoms

  • Child / children does not need to isolate if they are a contact of someone with symptoms
  • Person with symptoms is advised to stay at home and avoid contact with other people. They should book a PCR test by calling 119 or visiting nhs.uk/coronavirus

Back to school - children with household contacts can attend school if they do not have Covid-19 symptoms.

You should use a PCR test for someone with symptoms.

My child has COVID-19 symptoms

  • Child should get a PCR test by calling 119 or visiting nhs.uk/coronavirus
  • Children are advised to stay at home and avoid contact with other people whilst you are waiting for the test result
  • Children and young people with COVID-19 should not attend their education setting while they are infectious

Back to school - children should take an LFD test from 5 days after their symptoms started (or the day their test was taken if they did not have symptoms) followed by another one the next day. If both these test results are negative, children should return to their educational setting, as long as they feel well enough to do so and do not have a temperature.

You should use a PCR test for someone with symptoms. 

My child tests positive for COVID-19

  • Children are advised to stay at home and avoid contact with other people
  • Children and young people with COVID-19 should not attend their education setting while they are infectious

Back to school - children should take an LFD test from 5 days after their symptoms started (or the day their test was taken if they did not have symptoms) followed by another one the next day. If both these test results are negative, children should return to their educational setting, as long as they feel well enough to do so and do not have a temperature. 

I or someone in my household has tested positive for COVID-19 

  • Child / children does not need to isolate if they are a contact of someone with Covid-19

Back to school - children with household contacts can attend school if they do not have Covid-19 symptoms, they should take an NHS rapid lateral flow test every day for 7 days to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

People with any of the main symptoms of COVID-19 will still be advised to stay at home, avoid contact with other people and to take a PCR test while these remain available to everyone. PCR tests are available to members of the public who have symptoms of coronavirus.