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If your child is displaying any of the typical COVID symptoms, keep them at home and arrange for them to take a PCR test.  The common symptoms of COVID are:

  • High temperature
  • New continuous cough
  • Loss or change in sense of taste and/or smell

From Tuesday 11th January this continues to be the case and lateral flow tests should only be used for asymptomatic cases.  If your child does do a lateral flow test and the result is positive, they should isolate immediately and will not be required to take a confirmatory PCR test.  The isolation period in this case is 10 days.  Please continue to be vigilant for the other common symptoms of sore, throat, headaches and stomach upset.  In these cases, it would be advisable to do a PCR test on your child.

Please find the latest Bedford Borough flow chart to help with what to do in case of a confirmed COVID case.

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