A Message From Our Nurses
Information provided by our nurses in regards to Covid Symptoms and returning to school.
If you have cold, flu or COVID-19 symptoms, Stay home and get a test. Some people can still be infectious after 7 days.
If you are still sick or have any symptoms, stay home until you are well and for 24 hours after you no longer have symptoms.
Current guidelines can be found here.
If you test positive, you will not have to pay for any COVID-19 related medical costs. COVID-19 healthcare is free for up to 6 weeks from the first day of your symptoms or the day you test positive, whichever is earlier.
Symptoms can include one or more of the following:
- a new or worsening cough
- sneezing and runny nose
- a fever
- temporary loss of smell or altered sense of taste
- sore throat
- shortness of breath
- fatigue/feeling of tiredness.
While you have symptoms:
- Stay home. Do not go to work or school. Do not socialise.
- Wash your hands often.
- Sneeze and cough into your elbow, and disinfect shared surfaces often.
If you are still sick:
You can contact your GP or Healthline on 0800 358 5453 with any questions