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Source: UK Government

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England

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Letter to parents and guardians: when you should book a coronavirus test for your child
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Letter to parents and guardians: when you should book a coronavirus test for your child
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The letter explains that you should only book a test if your child has any of these 3 coronavirus symptoms:
a high temperature: any new high temperature where your child feels hot to touch on their chest or back (you do not need to measure the temperature)
a new continuous cough: coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours
a loss of, or change in, sense of smell or taste: a noticeable loss of smell or taste or things smell and taste different to normal
Your child does not need a test if they have a runny nose, are sneezing or feeling unwell but do not have a temperature, cough or loss of, or change in, sense of smell or taste. This is because these are not normally symptoms of coronavirus.

Published 25 September 2020

MIL OSI United Kingdom