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MetiNews.Com - Lots of parents have been left wondering if it is safe to send their child into school when they have a cold
Breaking News ! Children were welcomed back to classrooms last week after almost half a year off. This has led to thousands of kids becoming ill with typical cold symptoms including a runny nose, sore throat or cough. But because of the coronavirus, scores of parents have been left confused about whether it's safe to send their child into schools when they are unwell. Thankfully, a handy flowchart has been issued informing families when it is right to send your child back to the classroom. The first, and usually most important question, asks whether the parent if they would usually keep their child off before the Covid-19 pandemic. If the answer is 'yes', then keep your youngster away from the site, reports Birmingham Live. But if you answer 'no' there are a few key factors parents and carers NEED to consider, the flowchart issued by Oasis Academy says. Read More Related Articles Winter Wonderland at Cribbs Causeway in Bristol is cancelled Read More Related Articles 'Suspected coronavirus case' at Air Balloon Primary School - pupils self-isolating Children with a continuous cough, a fever and a complete loss of smell or taste should not attend school. They should self-isolate and call 119 to arrange a self-test to be done. You must remain at home until you have had the result.
. Common cold symptoms such as sore throats and blocked or runny noses are not symptoms of coronavirus. However, in the case of a new continuous cough or a fever, or a loss of - or change in - sense of smell or taste, the child should stay at home, isolate for at least 10 days and be tested.
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But it is only if the cough is persistent – which means it is for more than three hours a day. Children must return for the autumn term unless they - or a close contact - develop symptoms or test positive for coronavirus. Children who are particularly vulnerable to coronavirus and those who have compromised immune systems are exempt from mandatory school attendance – including children with cystic fibrosis. Headteachers can follow up on pupils' absences and issue possible fines. If kids don't go to school "without a good reason", local councils will initially give parents' a fine of £60. That will rise to £120 if it isn't paid within 21 days, and parents can even face prosecution if they fail to pay up after 28 days.
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