Covid-19 Flow Chart - When Households Should Self Isolate

Please see below flow chart of when households should self isolate.

If you or any member of your household develops any of the following symptoms then you should self isolate immediately and arrange for a test​

  • a new continuous cough
  • a high temperature
  • a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)

If you live with others, all other household members including siblings need to stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the household became ill or if they do not have symptoms, from the day their test was taken. If anyone else in the household starts displaying symptoms, they need to stay at home for at least 10 days from when their symptoms appear, regardless of what day they are on in their original 14-day isolation period. 

Please do not send your child back to school before the end of either the 10 day isolation period if your child has symptoms or before the end of the 14 day isolation period if a member of the family or sibling is displaying symptoms. The only exception to this guidance is if a negative test is received.

Please note that if your child is symptomatic and has had access to a test we will require evidence of a negative test result which will then allow your child or their sibling to return to school.   

If you have not been able to secure a test for your child, then your child cannot return to school until after the 10th day of self isolation period.  After 10 days your child can return to school providing that they do not have symptoms other than cough or loss of sense of smell or taste. If your child still has a high temperature, they will need to keep self-isolating until their temperature returns to normal and seek medical advice.


Covid symptoms at home flow chart

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