When to keep your child at home

When you should keep your child home from school 

When to keep your child at home

Do not send your child to school if any of the following apply.

Your child has:

  • a temperature of 38 degrees Celsius or more
  • any other common symptoms of COVID-19 – a new cough, loss or changed sense of taste or smell, shortness of breath or an existing breathing condition that has recently become worse
  • been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19
  • been living with someone who is unwell and may have COVID-19
  • other uncommon symptoms of COVID-19, such as sore throat or headaches
  • diarrhoea
  • an existing breathing condition that has recently become worse
  • returned from another country in the last 14 days


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