We’re all living through a difficult situation with lots of different guidelines we need to follow. Don’t worry if you’re not 100% clear on when you need to get a COVID-19 test for your child. To help clear things up we have the answers about when they need to be tested for coronavirus, and what the results mean for you and your family. We also take you through the test process so you know what to expect, and have lots of tips for making it easier and less stressful for you and your children.
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My child is unwell, should they get a test?
If you or your child has any of the main coronavirus symptoms – either a new continuous cough, a fever, or a loss of or change in smell and taste – you should get them tested.
The UK senior clinicians are keeping the symptoms that define COVID-19 under review and will continue to use evidence to adjust these if it becomes necessary.
Read on to find out more about:
- when your child should get a test
- what to expect when you go for a test
- tips for carrying out the test on a child
- what happens after the test.
You can book a test here.
It’s tough having to take your kids out of school or nursery and it’s difficult having to isolate as a household. But by following these guidelines we can all help control this virus and keep our communities safe and healthy.