We have been asked by the Local Authority to pass this message on to the school community.
Common cold? It could be Covid! Covid-19 cases are rising in young people in Swansea Bay area. Symptoms can now mimic a common cold – so if your child (or you) have symptoms, please get tested.
We have been informed that:
- Although there is no requirement to self isolate, anyone displaying a cold symptom should air on the side of caution and stay at home whilst waiting for the test result.
- Those who generally suffer at this time of year with hay fever and/or sinus related issues do not need to take repeated tests if their symptoms are expected and are within levels the individual usually suffers from.
- This does not, of course, apply to the classic Covid symptoms of a continuous cough, fever or loss of taste, which must initiate an immediate self-isolation and PCR test.