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We have received the undernoted advice from The Health Protection Team, NHS Highland.

What to do if your child develops symptoms of COVID 19

Please remain vigilant for symptoms of COVID-19 in the coming weeks. Hopefully this will not happen but if your child, or any of your household, develops symptoms a PCR test should be booked as soon as possible. A

Lateral Flow Test may not show positive even if there is infection. Anyone with symptoms will be eligible for PCR testing and further information on testing can be found on NHS Inform. The whole household should isolate if anyone in the household develops symptoms. Children can return to school after receiving a negative test result.

Symptoms

The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:

• new continuous cough and/or

• high temperature

• a loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell

However, people with COVID-19 can present with a wide range of symptoms including headache, sore muscles and joints, tiredness, sore throat, cold-like symptoms and diarrhoea and vomiting. If your child or anyone in the household does develop symptoms, you can seek further advice from NHS Inform.

In the event of a positive case, contact will be made by NHS Highland’s Contact Tracing Team.

Could I please ask you to wear masks when dropping you child/ren off and to maintain social distancing – please do not gather in large groups when waiting at the end of the day.