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Symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

If you have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), get a test as soon as possible. Stay at home until you get the result.


Main symptoms

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature).
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual).
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal.


Most people with coronavirus have at least 1 of these symptoms.


What to do if you have symptoms

If you have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus:

  1. Get a test to check if you have coronavirus as soon as possible.
  2. You and anyone you live with should stay at home and not have visitors until you get your test result – only leave your home to have a test.

Anyone in your support bubble should also stay at home if you have been in close contact with them since your symptoms started or during the 48 hours before they started.

Test and Trace payments to families

Policies and Risk Assessment
Supporting your child

Below are hyperlinks to websites that will provide guidance to supporting your child's emotional well-being and understanding of COVID-19. 


  • Online ebook to share with your child that teaches them in a child-friendly way about the current situation. 
  • Children commission. 
  • EDPSY.ORG.UK - website links supporting children at home dealing with the psychological effects related to the current pandemic. 
  • Southend Educational Psychology Service - links to websites, supporting pdf packs, social stories and local links regarding supporting children with worries or anxiety regarding the Corona Virus.
  • EEF: Website from the Education Endowment Fund with ideas to support families during lockdown including ideas to support home learning, reading and building daily routines. 


Your child's class teacher and the pastoral team can also provide additional support, guidance and if required support with referrals to external agencies. 


Additional information and useful links, related to supporting your child's learning can be found on the Remote Learning page:

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Catch-up Premium Grant
Additonal Useful Links

The following links are guidance and resources provided by Government.